Sep 27, 2019
Lallemand Animal Nutrition UK Ltd. Brexit position – September 2019
Sep 27, 2019
Lallemand Animal Nutrition UK Ltd (LAN UK) is taking steps to mitigate any potential risks which may arise from the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit). In order to guarantee uninterrupted business during this period, we have implemented strategies which aim to make the transition away from EU membership as seamless as possible for both LAN UK and our business partners.
We have worked in recent months with our customers and suppliers to prepare for Brexit, developing our contingency plan to ensure supply continuity in the event of possible delays at borders. To ensure the continuous effective operation of our manufacturing sites we are increasing levels of critical raw material stocks where appropriate.
LAN UK is already conversant with the requirements of international trade, with long-established suppliers and customers outside the EU. We have considered the potential impact of changes to customs arrangements, regulatory challenges, tariffs and duties, the likelihood of exchange rate volatility and possible increased lead times. We have reviewed our supply chain to mitigate the impact of any major changes following Brexit and accept that policies and processes may require amendment in due course.
LAN UK will continue to monitor closely the updates from HMRC regarding the possibility of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit and have undertaken preparations to enable us to deal with the reintroduction of Customs declarations on goods moving between the UK and the EU. We expect to be able to offer the usual high levels of customer service as we navigate through the first weeks and months of Brexit.
We appreciate that individual concerns and priorities may differ depending on the nature of the business, with a strong focus on product availability, lead-time and cost implications. With this in mind we invite open dialogue and information-exchange with your LAN UK representative, who will investigate and act upon any specific query or information request.