In the field of chemicals regulation, the UK chemical industry would not welcome a UK repeal of the Reach chemical safety regulations after withdrawal from the EU. Among other problems, said Elliot, this would impose a non-tariff barrier to trade.
For the UK chemical industry to remain competitive post Brexit it also needs access to talent across the EU, Crotty added.
Around 20% of the “white coat employees in R&D come from the EU,” the CIA president explained.
Adding that a similar number of contract employees in the industry are from the EU, Crotty said: “We must have access to the EU 27 skills.
The UK voted to leave the European Union (Brexit) in a referendum in June 2016. Although there is a General Election campaign underway in the UK at the moment, it is normal for the administration, which is composed of Civil Servants, who generally remain in-post and serve all governments to be briefed during campaigns in the UK.