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Freight men to join Brexit advice group – updated

[ June 26, 2019   //   ]

FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland Seamus Leheny and Peter MacSwiney, chairman of freight software firm ASM have been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland backstop by the end of 2020. The group consists of 15 technical experts in customs and trade from both the public and private sectors, and academia. It will help to inform the government about options available, with the aim of replacing the backstop and certainty to businesses that are reliant on cross-border trade. It is the first of three domestic advisory groups set up by the government to find alternative arrangements to the backstop, the others being comprised of business and trade unions and the third made up of parliamentarians.

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