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UK-EU NI Protocol Statement Welcome Progress - Retail NI

Commenting on the European Commission’s Vice President Maros Sefcovic and Minister Michael Gove’s agreement on the Northern Ireland Protocol, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This is welcome progress and I hope it will improve the chances of a free trade agreement”

“However, there is a lot of clarification needed from this agreement and we will need to examine it to see if this works for the whole retail sector and broader local economy”

“The joint statement refers to “food products to supermarkets” - such an agreement must include all food retailers, including local wholesalers and independent retailers in Northern Ireland”