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Port operators to discuss readiness for new UK-EU trading arrangements

25 September 2020

A panel of port operators give evidence to the Welsh Affairs Committee on the implications for Welsh ports of new customs processes and arrangements in the event either of a free trade deal with the EU or trading on WTO terms.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will likely explore:

  • implications of a ‘Canada-style’ deal for Welsh ports if one is reached with the EU;
  • the potential effects of trading with the EU on WTO terms for Welsh ports, including on port infrastructure and additional customs processes; and
  • the potential implications of a deal or no deal with the EU for Wales-Ireland trade flows.


Thursday 1 October 2020

At 09.30:

  • Ian Davies, Head of UK Port Authorities, Stena Line
  • Spencer Birns, Interim CEO, Cardiff Airport
  • Andrew Harston, Director Wales and Short Sea Ports, Associated British Ports
  • Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association

Further information

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