Corona-pandemic: London feared bottlenecks in the area of medical products by Brexit

The government in London has called on suppliers of medical products in the country due to the imminent expiry of the Brexit-the transition phase to build up st

Corona-pandemic: London feared bottlenecks in the area of medical products by Brexit

The government in London has called on suppliers of medical products in the country due to the imminent expiry of the Brexit-the transition phase to build up stocks. The aim was, on British soil medicines and other medical provide the products for six weeks, said a statement by the Ministry of health on Monday. This is all the more important, because the Coronavirus pandemic, the supply of many goods is already difficult.

the UK has left the EU, although already the end of January, but until the end of the year to the EU internal market and the customs Union. The discussions on a connection agreement are stuck currently. Without agreement in a tough economic break with duties, and the trade threatens to the year-exchange barriers. A time limit for the extension of the transitional period, left London at the end of June go to waste.

In the worst case must be expected with a reduced flow of traffic on the English channel, said the government's message. The focus must now be on the consequences for the supply of medical products to mitigate. Simon Dawson/PA Wire/dpa

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 17:27

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