Following our Brexit news story, The Guardian newspaper contacted us for further information, as they were seeking to run a news item about the UK facing a pallet crisis if there is a no-deal Brexit.
Shaw Pallet MD, Chris Hillaby, was only too pleased to assist them in highlighting the issue. The Guardian piece (published on 26th Feb), explains how the UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & rural affairs (DEFRA) has advised manufacturers and end users of timber packaging, that all items including pallets which are destined for the EU countries after a ‘so called’ no-deal Brexit must be heat-treated to comply with International Standards For Phytosanitary (Regarding Plants) Measures 15 (ISPM 15). At present, pallets moving between EU member states, including the UK, are exempt from the ISPM 15 standard.
Chris commented to the Guardian, that the issue was, “one of those really nasty things that Brexit has thrown up.”
Find out more about what Chris had to say about pallets and a no-deal Brexit. Click the link below to read the full article on the Guardian website: