UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 10 May 2023.

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Photo of Lord Weir of Ballyholme Lord Weir of Ballyholme DUP

To ask His Majesty's Government what opportunities there will be for food products intended for internal Northern Ireland sale and consumption, and not to be sold in the EU, to be produced to GB standards.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We have ensured that food that meets UK public health standards will be available for sale in Northern Ireland. UK public health and safety standards will apply for all retail food and drink in the UK internal market. UK standards will also apply more broadly for this trade, covering rules on public health, marketing, organics, labelling, genetic modification, and drinks such as wines, spirits and mineral waters. Overall, the Windsor Framework will remove more than 60 EU food and drink rules in the original Protocol.

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