Brexit Watch: Showdown with EU set as U.K. asks for Northern Ireland customs relaxation

Ags - Meat/Dairy 245 Brexit 174 Cons. Discr. - Apparel 445 Cons. Discr. - Autos 1101 Consumer Staples 729 European Union 759 Health Care 339 Ireland 13 Trade Deals 972 United Kingdom 339

The U.K. government has proposed a series of measures to reform the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Protocol defines customs operations and is key to ensuring continued compliance with the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement by ensuring no physical barriers between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The government wants to remove the requirement for customs checks for products that are certified as destined for Northern Ireland and also to remove medical supplies from the Protocol altogether. The EU has stated “we will not agree to a renegotiation of the Protocol”, setting the stage for a showdown...

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