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 Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson DUP Westminster Leader

I appreciate the comments that the Minister has made. We share the same objective, which is to fully restore Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market. That means that in the future the default regulatory position for trade within the UK internal market should be British law; that British trading regulations and standards should apply across all the United Kingdom; and that EU law and regulations should apply only when goods are moving into the European Union—in any event, businesses are required to meet EU standards if they want to trade within the EU single market. Does the Minister agree that the restoration of our place within the UK internal market is our absolute priority?