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Post-Brexit customs evidence heard by MPs

29 April 2020

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee holds its first ever online public evidence session on Thursday, when it hears from a panel of experts and trade body representatives to inform its inquiry into Northern Ireland's customs arrangements after Brexit.

Purpose of the session

MPs are likely to explore:

  • the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol;
  • the effect of the Protocol on the movement of goods;
  • how the new customs regime will be set up by January 2021; and
  • what ‘unfettered access' means for businesses in Northern Ireland.


Thursday 30 March, via Zoom

At 2.30pm:

  • Aodhán Connolly, Director, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium 
  • Anne Donaghy, Chief Executive of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Wesley Aston, CEO, Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU)
  • Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director
  • Professor David Widdowson AM Dean of the UK Customs Academy

Further information

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