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8 December 2021 - UK-EU trading relationship - Oral evidence

International Trade Committee
UK-EU trading relationship

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Start times: 9:45am (private) 10:00am (public)

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The International Trade Committee investigates the interaction between the Northern Ireland Protocol and the UK’s wider trading arrangements with the EU

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry UK-EU trading relationship
CEO at Manufacturing NI
Director at Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
Senior Economist at Ulster University
Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the Government implemented the Northern Ireland Protocol. One of the Protocol’s main purposes is to maintain an open land border between Ireland and Northern Ireland (NI), enabling the seamless movement of goods between NI, Ireland and the rest of the EU.

MPs will use the session to explore how the Protocol is being implemented and the ongoing negotiations between the UK and EU.

The Committee may also use the session to examine the potential impacts of triggering Article 16, and the extent to which the broader UK-EU trading relationship is insulated from tensions arising from the Protocol.


Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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