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Government to set up express freight service for medicines in case of no-deal Brexit

Published on 08/07/19 at 11:18am

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) plans to spend £3 million on emergency transport solutions for medicines in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

The Government has said it wants to hire an “express freight service” to transport medicines, blood and transplant tissue in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

“DHSC intends to run a procurement exercise to secure access to express parcel services between continental Europe and the United Kingdom (import and export), for the movement of parcel consignments of health care products,” the Government said.

The plan will involve setting up a freight capacity framework agreement which would allow the government to secure freight capacity for critical supply chains when required.  It is hope this emergency capacity will help in times when supplier’s plans are disrupted.

Louis Goss

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