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FTA Ireland calls for all-Ireland solution

[ July 18, 2017   //   ]

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called for a solution for Ireland – including the critical border issue – to be given top priority.

Production processes and supply chains on both sides of the Ireland/Northern Ireland border are highly integrated, with many businesses operating on an island of Ireland basis and many products being partly produced and processed on one side of the border before being sold on the other.

Mrs Bastidon said: “A hard border would be a disaster. It is essential that both negotiating teams find solutions that will work for all parties and which will not cause undue delays and disturbance to trade and supply chains on the island of Ireland. An all-island of Ireland approach needs to be taken during the negotiations.”