EU caves! Sefcovic backs down over Brexit deal as 'more than 80%' of checks scrapped

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EU caves! Sefcovic backs down over Brexit deal as 'more than 80%' of checks scrapped

Maros Sefcovic has announced the European Union is willing to drop "more than 80 percent" of the checks currently required to ship dairy and meat p

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Maros Sefcovic has announced the European Union is willing to drop “more than 80 percent” of the checks currently required to ship dairy and meat products to Northern Ireland from the UK. The move marks a major concession from the EU Commission on the Brexit protocol and would see the vast majority of restrictions on the flow of animal goods in and out of Northern Ireland lifted.

Mr Sefcovic told a press conference in Brussels that the EU had agreed to a “80 percent reduction of checks and controls required” for diary and meat goods for sale in Northern Ireland.

He said: “Let me illustrate what this means, imagine you are a Northern Ireland business importing products of animal origin like yogurts, cheese, or chickens from Great Britain.

“More than 80 percent of the identity and physical checks previously required will now be removed.

“This will significantly use the process for bringing food supplies from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.”

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