Borders: Northern Ireland

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to tariffs on imports and exports across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

We are committed to upholding the Belfast Agreement and will do everything in our power to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. We recognise that we would need to take forward discussions with the Irish Government and the Commission in the event of a no deal on the best way to avoid a hard border.

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