From October, the UKQAA will be able to accept members from overseas. As the market for quality ash continues to grow, we believe the importation of ash will have an important role to play in the future.
While our main role is to protect and maintain UK production and supply, the transition away from coal-fired power over the next five years will have an impact on supply if we don’t intervene. Importation from around the world has huge potential and we believe our technical advice, guidance, and expertise can help to safeguard future supplies of quality ash – a material that continues to enjoy considerable demand from the construction industry, and for very good reason.
Over the next few months we’ll be working with our partners and the wider membership to welcome new members into the UKQAA fold. We’ll also be looking closely at the logistical issues an increase in importation could bring and ensure the quality of imported ash matches the high standards we expect at home. This isn’t an overnight solution, but will help to provide long-term stability.
This is a hugely exciting time for the UKQAA and our membership, and we look forward to working with partners from overseas. For more information [contact us].