The European Union intends to be able to reduce the number of customs controls required for goods transport between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. According to European plans, only a few trucks need to be checked daily, EU Brexit negotiator Maros Sefcovic told FT on Monday.
The EU and the United Kingdom have long been at odds over the position of Northern Ireland after Brexit.
As part of the UK’s departure, Northern Ireland has remained within the European single market, while the rest of the UK has closed that door behind it. By keeping the Northern Irish in, The Good Friday Agreement was able to survive.
Although the British themselves came up with this solution, now they want to get rid of this agreement. In the current situation, there must be customs controls when products go from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. According to the British, this undermines the British Single Market. They want to get rid of customs controls.