As the uncertainty continues about the arrangements after the UK leaves the EU in March, R & L Slaughter Ltd. has been in discussion with our suppliers, particularly those who are based overseas, to ensure continuity of supply. In our discussions, key areas such as the potential effects with changes to tariffs, customs borders, and exchange rates, are being considered along with delayed deliveries.
Our major suppliers are confident that, although the situation is uncertain, they are significantly prepared to meet this challenge and supplies will be generally unaffected. However, R & L Slaughter Ltd. will increase stock holding of key lines to cover any potential delays due to disruptions and delays at ports etc. and continue to deliver to our customers when required.
We will work with our customers to identify key product lines to ensure sufficient stock is in place at Basildon.
As more information is made available about the Brexit negotiations, we will update our plans.
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