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UK Tariffs Published

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In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK has published a temporary tariff schedule.
Some of the talking points are:
- tariffs slashed to zero of 87% of goods coming into the UK likely to keep consumer prices down but devastating to UK based industry
- tariffs on beef, lamb, port and some dairy to be imposed which would be disasterous for Irish farmers according to the IFA
- no tariffs on goods crossing from Ireland into NI thus creating a smugglers paradise and illegal according to the WTO
What are the likely consequences - or are these scare tactics to convince the HoC to rule out on deal and ultimately accpt May's deal?

UK will cut most tariffs to zero in event of no-deal Brexit
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0313/1036063-brexit-tariff-reaction/https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0313/1036063-brexit-tariff-reaction/
 
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cozzy121

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I heard on Morning Ireland that the unilateral implementation of tariffs by any nation was against WTO rules, and it appears these proposals were not in accordance with WTO rules.

Have they managed to balls up this as well?
 

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There is now ( according to the Tory’s this morning )- going to be a major difference between the six counties and England in the event of a No-deal- Looks like the DUP are on a lose lose course of ( Northern ) Ireland being different to the UK / Britain No matter if they get their No-deal or not-
 

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Will trade just be funnelled through NI , if you want to sell Ag stuff to Britain, sell it to NI first, in reverse for imports?
 

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The question is, will the EU allow chlorinated chicken to travel south to the Republic?
 

wombat

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The question is, will the EU allow chlorinated chicken to travel south to the Republic?
Never an option, no more than Tesco will be allowed to sell cut price Brazilian beef in the republic.
 

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A no deal Brexit, followed by tariffs, might rid us of Witherspoons:)
 

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Never an option, no more than Tesco will be allowed to sell cut price Brazilian beef in the republic.
Who knows where half the stuff comes from that the supermarkets sell. `if it gets repackaged in Ireland that's enough to have it labeled as Irish.
 

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Who knows where half the stuff comes from that the supermarkets sell. `if it gets repackaged in Ireland that's enough to have it labeled as Irish.
You can't repackage something without importing it and the EU will insist on following the rules.
 

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Never an option, no more than Tesco will be allowed to sell cut price Brazilian beef in the republic.
Then who or what is going to stop and check the Tesco truck as they travel south with a misplaced pallet of chlorinated chicken / brazilan beef that should have gone to newry but the barcode got messed up and is now heading to the Omni in sentry.?
 
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Then who or what is going to stop and check the Tesco truck as they travel south with a misplaced pallet of chlorinated chicken / brazilan beef that should have gone to newry but the barcode got messed up and is now heading to the Omni in sentry.?
Anyone that buys beef/ chicken in Tesco deserves what they get , perhaps chlorinating it might improve the crap
 

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No
Veto is not a bad idea. Ideally we'd wait until the EU has 26 countries convinced of a deal and THEN we should mention that the deal needs to be unanimous among all member states and just add that at present we aren't convinced.

It would mean a new departure for Irish politics- ie, playing hardball when someone needs your signature, but it should happen at some point.

If there is anything inimical to Irish interests then we should be prepared to veto until our interests are attended to.
 

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Then who or what is going to stop and check the Tesco truck as they travel south with a misplaced pallet of chlorinated chicken / brazilan beef that should have gone to newry but the barcode got messed up and is now heading to the Omni in sentry.?
Multiple options - trucker could pay tariff, customs could stop the truck, shop could be hit with tariff and goods confiscated, like any contraband.
 

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Multiple options - trucker could pay tariff, customs could stop the truck, shop could be hit with tariff and goods confiscated, like any contraband.
Grand, border posts reinstated, Good Friday Agreement broken, the conflict beings again.. brav brexit, bravo
 


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