Brexit: Is Boris Johnson telling the truth about Northern Ireland border checks?
This article originally published in October has been updated to take account of the controversy surrounding the prime minister’s latest comments. Boris Johnson has repeated claims that there will be “no checks” between Northern Ireland and Britain under his new Brexit deal – despite evidence to the contrary from trade experts, official documents, and the […]
EU auditors raise eyebrows at UK customs control competence
It’s all about trust. Quite apart from their deleterious effect on the all-Ireland economy, member states simply do not trust the UK’s “customs-light” proposals for Ireland. The idea being that you could protect the single market while moving all checks and controls away from the Border, and use trusted-trader schemes and untested technology to track […]
How to prepare for Brexit Customs guide for businesses
Should the UK leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement, which would put in place a transition period, it will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes as of the date of its withdrawal. Businesses in the EU should start preparing for this possibility, if they have not yet done so. Brexit will […]