Commenting on the proposals announced today (17 May 2022) in respect of the Northern Ireland Protocol, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group, of which NI Chamber is a member, said:
“The Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group note the proposals announced today and will take time to study the detail. While we are frustrated with the ongoing failure to resolve the outstanding issues, it is our shared view that anything other than a negotiated outcome is sub-optimal.
“Against the background of a cost of living and cost of doing business crisis, it is incumbent on the EU and UK to recommence discussions without delay. It will require movement and compromise on both sides to secure the workable and lasting solutions we all need to see.”