“NFDA welcomes the UK and EU’s agreement on terms for the Brexit transition period,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) on today’s announcement.
Robinson continued, “The transitional period, from 29 March 2019 to December 2020, will provide businesses with a level of certainty that has been lacking. This will be crucial in enabling automotive retailers to continue with the large levels of investments that they frequently make and ensure that this important industry remains strong.
“NFDA is pleased that Government will now be able to focus on negotiating a final agreement and develop the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU, which we hope will remain frictionless, notably in Northern Ireland and provide continued access to skilled technicians for our industry.”
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About the RMI
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.