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Agricultural Products: Northern Ireland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which ports not in use for the purpose of the Single Epidemiological Unit the Government plans to designate as a Border Inspection Post.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Existing entry points for agri-food goods shall be expanded to provide for proportionate additional controls. This will build on what already happens at ports like Larne and Belfast for agri-food checks. We expect to request additional categories of commodities at Belfast Port, and to designate Larne Port for live animal imports. Checks are already currently carried out at Larne on all livestock entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain, but the existing facility does not currently have formal EU approval.

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