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Protocol advances possible without triggering Article 16 – Gove

Prime Minister Gove expressed his conviction that Britain could proceed with negotiations without having to invoke Article 16 to suspend elements of the post-EU trade agreement.

At the British-Irish Council Summit in Cardiff, Gove said: To be called, we are confident that we can make progress without it. “

Mr. Sefkovich earlier said that the new measures in the Protocol would create an “express line” for trade between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, creating “a situation of mutual benefit” for everyone.

He said he would remove up to 80% of checks and propose a permanent 50% reduction in customs paperwork.

Sefkovich was speaking at the Brexit Institute at Dublin City University on Friday just before a crunch talk with his counterpart.

He called on Britain to “round-trip,” but welcomed the recent “changes in tone.”

Sefkovich said a “comprehensive long-term solution” that is expected to “further promote and simplify” customs inspections will result in a “permanent reduction of 50% in existing paperwork.”

He added: “These measures create a kind of express line that virtually facilitates trade between all parties, creating a mutually beneficial situation for all.

“This is a unique and completely new model for moving goods from the UK to Northern Ireland, enhancing opportunities for both people and businesses.”

Protocol advances possible without triggering Article 16 – Gove

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