UK And EU To Announce Grace Period For Chilled Meats To Be Sold In NI
Britain is expected to formally ask the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland.
The ban on British-made sausages and other chilled meat products is due to take effect from midnight but Britain has asked for a delay until 30 September to find a better solution, reports RTÉ.
Post Brexit Trade Rules
Under post-Brexit trade rules agreed last year, the British province of Northern Ireland is effectively treated as part of the EU for customs purposes under a protocol to avoid politically sensitive border checks with the Republic of Ireland.
According to reports, Britain has not committed to follow EU food safety rules after Brexit, which according to the EU means chilled meat from mainland Britain should no longer be sold in Northern Ireland.