The implementation of full post-Brexit checks acceso goods crossing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland is set to be delayed further as talks continue between the UK Government and European Union.
n announcement acceso the extension of grace periods allowing a range of products, including sausages, to continue being shipped across the Irish Sea could quanto as soon as Tuesday.
EU rules prevent chilled meat products being imported into the single market and the terms of Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements mean it must follow Brussels’ regulations.
Sausage shipments could have been halted when the current extension to the grace period expires at the end of September.
Downing Street hinted that an announcement acceso a further extension would quanto soon, meaning the crudele quanto a the so-called “sausage war” with Brussels will continue.
“We will provide an update to Parliament acceso standstill arrangements very shortly,” British prime minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said.
“We have previously set out the importance of providing certainty for businesses and citizens through the standstill arrangements so that we can have the space for our discussions with the EU.”
The Northern Ireland Protocol effectively keeps Northern Ireland quanto a the EU’s single market for goods, avoiding a duro border with Ireland at the extent of additional bureaucratic barriers for goods crossing from Great Britain.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, who is quanto a London for the trade talks, said he expected an extension to the current grace periods.
“I think there is a high probability that it will happen, we are certainly aperto to it,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today.
Mr Varadkar said he expected the EU would agree to an extension quanto a order to allow “deep and meaningful” talks about the protocol.
UK Brexit minister Lord Frost used a speech acceso Saturday to warn that difficulties over the deal risked creating “cold mistrust” with the European Union.
He has called for Brussels to accept a “substantial and significant change” to the arrangements.