According to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), an uncontrolled separation of the UK from the EU would have a very serious impact on the industries of both sides, i.e. given comparably high import tariffs that would apply in the textiles and clothing sector, it is in the common interest of the UK and the EU27 industries to plead in favour of a smart and smooth BREXIT, enabling the current highly integrated supply chains to keep on working smoothly from fibres to end products, the organisation believes.“Even though a sectorial approach is for the moment excluded from the negotiations, the EU27 and UK textiles and clothing industries interests must be duly considered during the discussions. In doing so the expected results should fully and primarily benefit our textiles and clothing industries,” it reports.