Not many issues remain to secure thin EU-UK trade deal says Irish foreign minister
“We need to also focus on how do we get this deal done... to deal with the outstanding issues. There aren’t many of them. There are a few that are needed in terms of getting a basic and thin free-trade (deal), which is all that is possible at this stage to avoid tariffs and quotas,” Coveney said in an interview with Newstalk Radio.
He said the key issues relate to Northern Ireland: state aid in the British region; the risk of goods leaking into the EU single market via Northern Ireland; and export declarations for the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to the rest of the United Kingdom. ■