Trade with Rest of UK

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at on 14 December 2022.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The Government have committed to ensuring unfettered access for Northern Ireland businesses to the rest of the United Kingdom market. We have therefore not implemented export declarations on goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, which has been subject to infraction proceedings by the European Union.

Under the protocol, by the end of the year we will, unfortunately, have spent £340 million helping traders to process 2.3 million customs declarations through the trader support service. That really highlights the need to get on with a sustainable negotiated solution.