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U.K. Extends Brexit Grace Period on N. Ireland as EU Talks Go On

Sept. 6, 2021, 5:14 PM

The U.K. extended post-Brexit grace periods for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as it continues discussions with the European Union to defuse one of the most contentious issues of their divorce.

At the end of September, chilled meats and fresh sausages were due to face a ban from going into Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K., while food products faced extra customs inspections.

These deadlines have been deferred, Brexit minster David Frost said in a written statement on Monday. “The government will continue to operate the protocol on the current basis.”

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