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UK strikes deal with Ireland and France to keep freight routes open for vital goods

Christian Fernsby |
The UK has struck a deal with the Republic of Ireland and France to keep vital freight routes open for goods such as food and medicines during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: IRELAND    FRANCE    UK   

The freight and passenger support package covers several vital trade routes used by exporters and importers across a wide range of product lines.

The deal involves the three countries committing support for freight operators that have been “under rising financial pressure due to falling demand,” transport secretary Grant Shapps told the daily 10 Downing Street press conference on Friday, 24 April.

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