Replacing a customs union with ..... a customs union.

Replacing a customs union with ….. a customs union.

The government has published the first of its policy papers on Brexit with two proposals: (i) A highly streamlined customs arrangement between the UK and the EU.  That’s essentially an elongated transition period during which it wants to negotiate trade…

"We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

“We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

Univet was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. Univet employs 64 people at its single manufacturing plant in Co Cavan, making veterinary pharmaceuticals for cattle, sheep and pigs….

A tale - less a few cities

A tale – less a few cities

Soft Brexit or hard Brexit its all bad news for cities across the UK in a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Centre for Cities, which examines for the first time the potential impact of both…

"We’ll go where our business is, where our customers are"

“We’ll go where our business is, where our customers are”

McAree Engineering was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website There is an arc of engineering and metal fabrication that curves from south Cavan through north Monaghan to…

GM foods and bullocks on steroids at a frictionless border

GM foods and bullocks on steroids at a frictionless border

Today in this Republic, we regularly find ourselves in the slightly uncomfortable position that, in relation to Brexit, the best interests of this country and indeed of common sense are often served by the unelected House of Lords. In the…

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (3)

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (3)

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WTO TARIFFS ON CROSS-BORDER TRADE The Intertrade report seeks to put figures on three possible scenarios: WTO tariffs only WTO tariffs + 0.25% cost of NTBs WTO tariffs + 0.25% NTBs + 10% exchange rate loss. In…

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (2)

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (2)

Potential impact of WTO tariffs on cross-border trade South to North trade in goods was valued at €1.65 billion in 2016 (down from €1.73 billion in 2015) and North to South trade was €1.05 billion (down slightly from €1.108 billion…

THE IRISH BORDER QUESTION

THE IRISH BORDER QUESTION

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has put an untagged coach and horses through the potential for electronic tagging along the border post Brexit saying – it will not work.  His comments come as the border issue dominates in this…

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (1)

The Brexit debate has been long on rhetoric and posturing, but deplorably short on facts and verifiable research. In Ireland the key publication to date has been Working Paper 550, issued in November 2016 from the Economic and Social Research…

Just not at the meeting

Just not at the meeting

The news today that both the Scottish and Welsh first ministers met in Brussels with the  EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier helps to underscore Northern Ireland’s  absence and that it does not have a government to reflect its views even…