BDI: British government "loses massively credibility"

British Prime Minister's official car, via dts
British Prime Minister's official car, via dts
BDI chief executive Joachim Lang has criticized the British government after the submission of its controversial internal market law.

"With its current course, the British government is losing massive credibility in the post-Brexit negotiations," Lang said on Thursday. "There is no getting around the UK meeting its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement."

For the conclusion of a free trade agreement with the EU, compliance with the exit agreement is "indispensable". For him, it is difficult to understand that the preparations for the customs infrastructure on the British side are far from being completed less than four months before the end of the transition period, according to Lang. "The EU internal market is our company's home market and must continue to function after Brexit is completed," said the BDI Managing Director. “In the competition rules, there must be no compromises when it comes to fairness. Given the fickleness of the British government, an agreement with watertight provisions is needed. "