Northern Irish goods also fall under the EU umbrella – it’s not just GB imports

A letter from Dr D R Cooper:

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

It is to be hoped that Liz Truss will not forget that EU checks on goods coming into Northern Ireland are only one element of the totality of EU checks which must be applied within the province under the existing protocol.

If locally-produced goods are to enjoy unimpeded passage over the land border into the Irish Republic, part of the EU Single Market, then all businesses in the province must continue to operate under the relevant EU laws.

How is that to be enforced, other than by routine EU checks at their production sites? Which itself rather calls into question the Irish government position that there cannot be “any checks or controls anywhere on the island”.

Dr D R Cooper, Maidenhead, Berkshire

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