The undersigned industry representatives and companies involved in the e-commerce value chain are following with great concern the recent developments around Brexit, in particular the potential risk of a no-deal scenario. For cross-border trade, we believe it is of utmost importance to avoid any unnecessary disruption of the customs and transport network so that the movement of goods and parcels between the EU27 and the United Kingdom can continue efficiently.

A no-deal Brexit will lead to a serious disruption of cross-border retail, e-commerce and related trade flows. In such a case, we consider it essential that negotiating parties agree on introducing the necessary transport contingency measures that have been already prepared in case there will be no Free Trade Agreement reached before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.