Agreement reached on Irish food products being exported through UK

Ireland has reached an agreement with the EU on the exportation of food and live animals through the UK post-Brexit.

The draft deal is subject to the approval of EU member states.

The agreement would limit the impact of Brexit on exporters of Irish food and live animals.

The deal will allow the UK to act as a land bridge by using “green lanes”.

The deal will need to be approved by member states and will likely require a change to some EU import rules.

IFA President Tim Cullinan believes the deal will be a relief to farmers.

Without the deal food and live animal exports from Ireland would face a significant increase in costs, delays and paperwork.