June 28, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon attends ICEL Brexit Series Event – ‘Implications for trade on the island of Ireland’

Trade is arguably the most contentious area in upcoming negotiations between the United Kingdom and EU27 in the context of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A competence of the European Union, the UK will have to renegotiate its trading relationship with its European partners, a matter that poses a serious challenge for the island of Ireland, in particular as speculation mounts as to the necessary re-emergence of a hard border with Northern Ireland, the resurrection of customs or “trade facilitation posts”.