NI Protocol UK Policy Paper Aug 2020 General

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol: Introduction Published 7 August 2020 At the end of the transition period, the Northern Ireland Protocol (‘the Protocol’) will take effect. The Protocol is a practical solution to avoid a hard border with Ireland whilst ensuring the UK, including Northern Ireland, leaves the EU as a whole, enabling the entire […]

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NI Protocol UK Policy Paper Aug 2020 GB to NI

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol section one: moving goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain Published 7 August 2020 1. Northern Ireland to Great Britain: unfettered access As committed to in the New Decade, New Approach deal to restore the Northern Ireland Executive, the UK Government will guarantee unfettered access for Northern Ireland’s businesses (including businesses […]

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NI Protocol UK Policy Paper Aug 2020 GB to NI

Policy paper Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol section two: moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland Published 7 August 2020 Contents 1. Great Britain to Northern Ireland: one customs territory As the Protocol makes clear, and the Government set out in our Command Paper, The UK’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, there will […]

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NI Protocol UK Policy Paper Aug 2020 NI to EU / RoI

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol section three: moving goods from Northern Ireland to the European Union Published 7 August 2020 By virtue of the special provisions applied in the Protocol to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, there will be no substantive change for the movement of goods covered by […]

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NI Protocol UK Policy Paper Aug 2020 NI to Rest of World

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol section four: moving goods from Northern Ireland to the rest of the world Published 7 August 2020 The overall process for trading between Northern Ireland and non-EU countries will continue broadly as it does today. Further guidance is available: Export goods to countries outside the EU: step by […]

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Trader Service Announcement

Register an interest in the Trader Support Service Find out how you can register an interest in the Trader Support Service and keep up to date with other changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Published 11 June 2020 Last updated 7 August 2020 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs […]

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New NI Protocol (October 2019)

PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND Replacement of  NI Protocol Revised texts agreed at negotiators’ level for: – The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland included in the Withdrawal Agreement and the consequential technical adaptations to Article 184 “Negotiations on the future relationship” and Article 185 “Entry into force and application” of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the […]

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NI Protocol General Provisions

PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND Replacement of  NI Protocol Revised texts agreed at negotiators’ level for: – The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland included in the Withdrawal Agreement and the consequential technical adaptations to Article 184 “Negotiations on the future relationship” and Article 185 “Entry into force and application” of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the […]

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Commons Paper WAB NI Protocol

Withdrawal Agreement Bill: The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 What does the Withdrawal Agreement Bill say about what will happen to Northern Ireland post-Brexit? How will it translate into UK law the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement that replaced the ‘backstop’? Jump to full report >> Northern Ireland […]

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Withdrawal Agreement Delegated Powers NI

Clause  21:  main  power  in  connection  with  Ireland/Northern  Ireland   Protocol Power  conferred  on:  A  Minister  of  the  Crown Power  exercised  by:  Regulations  made  by  Statutory  Instrument Henry  VIII  power:  Yes  (main  power);  No  (definitional  power) Parliamentary  Procedure:  Draft  affirmative  procedure  where  a  statutory  instrument  under   new  section  8C(1)  of  the  EU  (Withdrawal)  Act […]

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EU Customs and Trade Rules in NI

Article 4 Customs territory of the United Kingdom Northern Ireland is part of the customs territory of the United Kingdom. Accordingly, nothing in this Protocol shall prevent the United Kingdom from including Northern Ireland in the territorial scope of any agreements it may conclude with third countries, provided that those agreements do not prejudice the […]

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EU Single Market Goods Rules in NI

Article 6 Protection of the UK internal market Nothing in this Protocol shall prevent the United Kingdom from ensuring unfettered market access for goods moving from Northern Ireland to other parts of the United Kingdom’s internal market. Provisions of Union law made applicable by this Protocol which prohibit or restrict the exportation of goods shall […]

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EU Food & Agricultural Rules in NI

29. Food – general – Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety156 The reference to Member State in the second subparagraph […]

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EU Competition & State Aid Rules in NI

Article 10 State aid The provisions of Union law listed in Annex 5 to this Protocol shall apply to the United Kingdom, including with regard to measures supporting the production of and trade in agricultural products in Northern Ireland, in respect of measures which affect that trade between Northern Ireland and the Union which is […]

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EU VAT Electricity Misc Regulation in NI

Article 8 VAT and excise The provisions of Union law listed in Annex 3 to this Protocol concerning goods shall apply to and in the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland. In respect of Northern Ireland, the authorities of the United Kingdom shall be responsible for the application and the implementation of the provisions […]

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UK Declaration on NI Consent

Declaration by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the operation of the ‘Democratic consent in Northern Ireland’ provision of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland The United Kingdom recalls its obligation under Article 18 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to provide the opportunity for democratic consent in Northern Ireland to […]

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UK/NI Main Backstop Provisions (Nov 2018)

Commencement and Taking Effect The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland shall apply as from the end of the transition period, with the exception of some technical provisions of that Protocol that shall apply as from the entry into force of this Agreement. They are listed below. Objectives and relationship to subsequent agreement The Protocol is without […]

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UK/NI Backstop Customs (Nov 2018)

Customs Subject to the provision in the protocol regarding termination and changes, The EU / UK customs union the Annex shall apply to  goods: produced in the customs territory of the European Union or the United Kingdom customs territory, including those wholly or partially obtained or produced from products coming from third countries which are […]

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NI Specific Backstop Rules (Nov 2018)

Good Friday Agreement Rights The individual rights provisions pursuant to the Good Friday Agreement institutions which are to be protected include – Directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services – Directive on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and […]

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