Unigloves contingency planning for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU

Donald Gillespie All, Company, sales, unigloves
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The UK Government has advised businesses to plan and prepare for a range of potential outcomes after the UK has left the European Union, including a 'no deal' Brexit.

While the UK Government say this outcome is unlikely, they advise, among other matters, that a 'no deal' Brexit could result in a temporary period of border disruption, impacting the movement of goods between the UK and European Union countries from 1st February 2020.

Our gloves are manufactured in Malaysia and the Far East. While we don’t anticipate that any border disruption will impact our business significantly, we have increased our stock reserves by a third (from 3 months to 4 months’ stock) to allow for delays at the UK ports. Additionally, to protect our customers’ abilities to continue to trade with European Union countries from 1st February 2020, we have appointed our sister company in Germany to act as EU Authorised Representative for both medical devices and PPE.

In the run-up and after the withdrawal, Unigloves plans to keep its customers informed of any stock issues and in the event of deficits will prioritise the supply to its existing customers. We continue to monitor government guidance on Brexit and, to the extent it impacts our distributor partners and us, will inform you of any required actions we believe are appropriate.

If you want to be kept up-to-date on the UK's exit of the EU you can sign up to the UK Government's alerts here.

If you require any additional information, please contact Unigloves Customer Service on 0800 049 6602 or email enquries@unigloves.co.uk

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