Vice Presidents shape our Brexit strategy
CTSI's strategy for Brexit is to bring together those with the greatest understanding and expertise - to help inform and guide the trading standards profession through the negotiations and realise a vision for Brexit that maximises the opportunities and minimises the threats to consumer protection.
In shaping this Vision our first step was to consult our influential and experienced CTSI Vice Presidents.
On the 10 May 2017 they met - fittingly at Europe House in London - for an event to discuss and formulate the strategic aims of CTSI on Brexit. After presentations and broad discussions the following initial principles were agreed:
- Consumer protection and the interests of responsible businesses should be at the heart of the trade deal negotiations over Brexit.
- CTSI should advise Government and other key opinion formers on post Brexit regulatory direction in the area of trading standards law and practice including the support networks for business and consumers.
- CTSI should support the achievement of a sound free trade agreement for the U.K. based on mutual recognition principles
- Working within the new Government's policy framework, CTSI should examine and build on its capacity for influencing the policies of Brexit.
- The strategy for Brexit during the negotiations should focus on five key areas; Business, Consumers, Standards, European collaboration and regulators with shared interests.