28 May
UK House of Commons – first virtual hearing

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies CEO, Professor David Widdowson, recently took part in the very first UK House of Commons ‘virtual’ hearing when the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee conducted its enquiry into post-Brexit Northern Ireland customs arrangements. The enquiry focused on customs arrangements for goods moving in both directions between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the revised Northern Ireland Protocol.

Professor Widdowson argued that genuine intra-UK trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain should not be subject to customs controls.

See copies of the transcript, the CCES submission and the supplementary submission.