Retail NI Hopeful Of Resolution To NI Protocol Stalemate

Retail NI chief has welcomed the shift in position on the UK and EU negotiators in the NI Protocol debate

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Retail NI chief has welcomed the shift in position on the UK and EU negotiators in the NI Protocol debate

As the row over the Northern Ireland Protocol lingers on between the UK government and the EU, there may be some ground for compromises emerging in this post-Brexit period.

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: “It is welcome that both the UK Government and the European Union have brought forward proposals and are now in solution mode in relation to addressing challenges around the NI Protocol.

“This moves the situation forward and hopefully to a long-term solution which gives our members greater stability in trading with GB suppliers and wholesalers.

“There is much to recommend in the EU proposals and is clear that they are listening to the concerns of the local business community. We will take time to examine them and consult with our members before we give a considered final view.

“A deal is possible if the political will is there, and I would be hopeful that progress toward that can now be made.”