Post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland may survive systemic abuse

Press quote (Financial Times)
29 October 2019

Sam Lowe at the Centre for European Reform says it would be hard to stop someone driving a car across from Great Britain, claiming it belongs to them, and selling it to a “friend”. But, in general, the proposals give the EU enough control. A joint committee of EU and UK officials will decide which goods are seen to be “at risk” of onward movement, and the EU will be able to monitor the checks HM Revenue & Customs carry out.But the UK’s pledge to allow “unfettered access” for goods moved from Northern Ireland to Great Britain clearly does create a back door into the UK market.