Movement of goods

Risks

If the EU and the UK do not negotiate a customs regime and the UK does not join the EEA:

  • Imports to Ireland from the UK will be subject to EU customs duty and payable by the Irish importer. This will increase the costs and administrative burden for the Irish importer

  • Irish purchasers may seek to source other cheaper suppliers based elsewhere in the EU, but sourcing such suppliers will be time consuming

 

Recommended actions

  • Ireland should be to the fore with their EU partners in developing a trading partnership with the UK

  • Ireland should advocate a smart border with Northern Ireland using the necessary IT and Administrative tools to facilitate the electronic tracking of good which will assist the application of custom tariffs.