|08 October, 2019

UK offers help to medical goods suppliers prepare for no-deal Brexit

Government is establishing a dedicated ‘Support Unit’ for suppliers of medical goods in the health sector

Medicine in shelves in commissioning machine in pharmacy. Image used for illustrative purpose

Medicine in shelves in commissioning machine in pharmacy. Image used for illustrative purpose

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LONDON - Britain has set up a new mechanism to help suppliers of medical goods get ready for a no-deal Brexit, documents detailing the government's planning showed on Tuesday.

"In a further move to get the country ready and to help ensure the UK’s health sector is prepared, the government is today establishing a dedicated ‘Support Unit’ for suppliers of medical goods in the health sector," the government said in a statement.

"This will help to ensure that companies have the necessary customs paperwork in place for border arrangements ahead of Brexit on 31 October, if we leave without a deal."

(Reporting by William James and Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper) ((william.james@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 3374; Reuters Messaging: william.james.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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