Brexit breakthrough: UK and EU agree major goods deal – but Brussels win emergency VETO

Brexit breakthrough: UK and EU agree major goods deal – but Brussels win emergency VETO

Traders moving agrifood products from Britain to Northern Ireland would be exempt from requiring export health certificates for a period of at least three months to ease the new trade rules. The trusted trade scheme will also mean exemptions from tariffs for up to 98 percent of goods. 

But the EU has secured a veto if it is not “satisfied with the way the scheme is operating” whereby it “can trigger an emergency brake through the EU UK Joint Committee”, according to RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly.

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Published at Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:41:00 +0000