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20 November 2020

Timing key in northern Ireland

With less than three months to the end of the transition period, time is running short for Northern Ireland’s ports and traders to prepare for the impact of Brexit. The Northern Ireland Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement provides that, after transition, Northern Ireland will remain subject to certain EU rules, particularly on customs, animals and food products. This will avoid creating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, contrary to the Good Friday Agreement.

Aaron Nelson, Senior Associate in our public law team, puts the spotlight on the complex situation regarding the Northern Ireland border in an article for Port Strategy.

The full article is available here.

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