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British Ports ‘Cautiously’ Welcome Brexit Deal

October 17, 2019

Under the new deal, Northern Ireland will remain part of the UK’s customs territory but also an entry point into the EU’s customs zone.

Commenting on the withdrawal agreement, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the BPA, said:

“We cautiously welcome news of a withdrawal agreement although there remains some fundamental issues for ports across Britain and Ireland to manage.”

“We have repeatedly warned that a no-deal Brexit would be unacceptable and we now look forward to a more orderly process and reiterate our view that a future relationship should prioritise the flow of trade at our frontiers.”

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