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UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

Question for Treasury

UIN HL10793, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the 24 month timescale for support provided to companies sending goods to Northern Ireland, in the event it proves insufficient.

Answered on

10 December 2020

The Trader Support Service (TSS) will provide guidance to traders to help them understand changes to the way goods move under the Northern Ireland Protocol from 1 January. Traders will be supported to understand the information they will need to collect about their goods in order for the TSS to complete declarations on their behalf.

The service will be in place for at least two years and during this period will provide guidance and training to help grow the existing intermediary market. The Government is committed to providing appropriate support and has developed the TSS to meet this commitment. The service and its future will be reviewed after two years.

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