MTRA comments on Brexit and UK/Ireland border issues

The MTRA has today submitted comments to the Prosperity UK/Alternative Arrangements Commission consultation on their interim report “Alternative Arrangements for the Irish Border‘.

MTRA has significant concerns that issues relating  to the enforcement of differential tariffs (including trade remedies) are underestimated in the report.  While MTRA welcomes the report as contributing to the debate on possible solutions to the UK/Ireland border issue, the system proposed is unprecedented and experimental.  It is not clear that such an ambitious system could work meaning that there would be grave risks of circumvention of trade remedies and other differential UK and EU trade measures.

MTRA reponse to AAC consultation (final)