UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

(asked on 13th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the movement of (a) cattle, (b) sheep and (c) other livestock are covered by the green lane in relation to the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland under the proposed Windsor Framework.

Answered by
Leo Docherty Portrait
Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 20th March 2023

As was the case with the arrangements in place before Brexit, the Windsor Framework respects that the island of Ireland has for decades been treated as a single epidemiological unit, which involves specific requirements for the movement of livestock. The UK and EU had already agreed in 2021 a variety of arrangements to simplify the movements of livestock, and we will continue to work closely with the livestock sector in Great Britain and Northern Ireland to support the smooth flow of livestock movements.

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