Keep Calm and Brexit On
With Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union taking new twists and turns almost daily, we thought it important to allay any concerns or worries that some of our customers may have about the potential impact on their current or future PG Paper orders.
PG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, yet the bulk of our business is conducted out-with the UK, with no movement of goods to or from the UK undertaken by PG. Given that we do not import or export any goods between the UK and Europe, places PG in a very fortuitous position.
Our expert teams across logistics and finance have been following Brexit developments very closely and we are pleased to advise our customers that following the inclusion of some minor adjustments to our business processes, it’s pretty much ‘business as usual’ at PG Paper.
Business as Usual
Chris McKendrick, MD of PG Paper said,
“We have been keeping a close eye on the developments around Brexit, with plans already in place within our logistics and finance functions.
Alongside this, PG Paper also has a presence in both Belgium and Finland, and the legal and regulatory advice sought as part of our internal Brexit review means that I can confidently assure our customers that we do not anticipate any disruptions to our service offering.
Customers can still rely on PG to source and deliver their paper and packaging orders, as normal.”
Brexit – The Background
In June 2016, following a referendum, the UK voted to leave the EU by 52%. The ensuing three years have seen much uncertainty for British business as the UK government negotiates acceptable terms for the country’s withdrawal with Europe.
The UK has been an active member of the EU (or the European Economic Community, as it was then) since joining on 1 January 1973, when it joined with Denmark and Ireland. The UK and the EU now face disentangling long-established, comprehensive legislative and regulatory frameworks, trade agreements and funding programs that have been in place for over four decades. The uncertainty in the business community, and across the country at large, around UK’s withdrawal is consuming many businesses, as they attempt to safeguard their businesses from all potential fallout from a ‘no deal’ exit, set for 31 October 2019.
Brexit – An Opportunity
PG Paper appreciates that for some companies doing business with Europe, the uncertainty around potential new tariffs from 1 November, is unsettling. As a global paper business, PG has long-established partnerships with paper mills around the world, for example in Asia, Canada and America. We believe that PG’s global partnering could bring positive business benefits to businesses willing to widen their focus in terms of supply.
Jim McKenzie, PG’s Sales Manager said:
“We would encourage any business currently concerned about potential tariff increases, regulatory changes, or worries about possible supply issues of paper, board or speciality products from their current suppliers, to reach out to PG Paper to discuss your manufacturing requirements. Our knowledgeable team will take the time to understand your product needs and offer solutions to meet all of your paper requirements.”
To discuss all of your pre- and post-Brexit paper and packaging requirements, reach out to the PG Paper team today! You can contact the team by phone on +44 (0)1505 457155 or by email to [email protected] You can also sign up to receive our regular newsletters, or complete our online enquiry form.
To find out more about the UK paper industry and BREXIT, download the full report.