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Question for Treasury

UIN HL6472, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure consistency in customs regulations throughout the UK.

Answered on

15 July 2020

The Withdrawal Agreement and Northern Ireland Protocol brings the whole of the UK out of the EU Customs Union at the end of the transition period. Northern Ireland remains part of the UK’s customs territory and as such businesses in Northern Ireland will benefit from future trade deals negotiated by the UK. Northern Ireland traders will also benefit from unfettered access to the rest of the UK’s internal market. This will be delivered through legislation by the end of the year. Any processes on goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will be kept to an absolute minimum to protect the integrity and smooth functioning of the UK internal market.

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