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# Trade

This week
17th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
'Easier said than done': Micheál Martin on UK Labour leader's comments about reopening Brexit deal
Keir Starmer has promised to seek a major rewrite of the Brexit negotiations if he wins the next election.
This year
Joint EU and UK enforcement of post-Brexit trade requires serious consideration, says DUP
The pro-Brexit think tank Centre for Brexit Policy has set out proposals to replace the contentious Northern Ireland Protocol
Plans for streamlined post-Brexit trade checks with EU unveiled by UK ministers
The UK government has delayed implementing the trade checks on goods coming from the EU several times since the Brexit withdrawal.
UK Supreme Court challenge on lawfulness of Northern Ireland protocol is dismissed
The appellants argued that the legislation passed at Westminster to give effect to the Withdrawal Agreement conflicts with the 1800 Acts of Union.
Coveney to travel to US West Coast to speak to industry leaders
Coveney will hear from enterprise leaders and highlight Ireland’s value as a location for foreign direct investment.
Last year
Irish exports hit their highest-ever level in 2021 while trade with Northern Ireland surged
Imports and exports to and from Northern Ireland both rose by nearly €4 billion.
All time
Loyalists opposed to the NI Protocol 'haven't got a clue' about how it works, says Ahern
Bertie Ahern said the idea that the NI Protocol is about trade “just passes them by.”
UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.
British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%
The UK officially left the Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December, leading to new trading rules from New Year’s Day.
EU reaction to NI Protocol grace period extensions ‘hysterical’, says Arlene Foster
The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the UK government, accusing it of breaching the terms of the protocol.
Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
The UK formally requested that the EU extend this grace period, which would waive new checks and required paperwork for agri-foods.
The UK announced that it would extend a grace period on health certs required for agrifoods going from GB to NI.
This caused a stir as the decision should be made jointly by the EU and UK; and the EU had been considering it anyway.
Maroš Šefčovič is to speak with David Frost tonight to raise the EU's "strong concerns" about the decision.
Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead
Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
Tonnes of new ferry routes have helped to Brexit-proof Irish trade - but choppy waters could yet be ahead
Transporting products across the UK landbridge is going to get rougher before it gets smoother.
Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.
Freight between Ireland and UK dropped by half in January
Trade between Ireland and the UK dropped significantly after the Brexit transition period ended, but is slowly increasing again.
Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.
How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.
Freight group warns of trade disruption as supply chains 'slow up' due to new rules
FTAI General Manager Aidan Flynn said it is “unbelievable” that 30% of goods imported into Dublin Port are being inspected.
Why is Brexit impacting deliveries to Ireland, and what else is being held up?
How exactly is Brexit affecting food supply chains and trade routes – and will things settle down soon?
'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents
Four vans looking to travel to the UK had issues yesterday at Dublin Port.
The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know
New checks and processes on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will come into operation at 11pm tonight.
Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.
Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.
Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
Hourigan told that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.
Three-month 'grace period' will mean Brexit agri-checks won't apply to foods sent to NI supermarkets
Yes, this is basically another Brexit extension.
Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.
UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal
Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.
British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.
UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations
Trade talks will resume in London today.
Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations
Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.
Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
A number of high-profile names are in the mix.
Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan
Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.
From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks
Agreement on momentum, but it doesn’t take too deep a look to see the tensions.
McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms
The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.
Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks
Hogan said that he’s trying to allow apples and pears from the EU to be exported to the US as part of a possible new EU trade deal.
EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks
The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.
US charges Chinese company Huawei with plotting to steal trade secrets
Donald Trump has repeatedly raised national security concerns about Huawei.
Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango
The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.
Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit
Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.
Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work
The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.
China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US
The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.