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Colm

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Hopefully not the case

“The normal consumer doesn’t get it at the moment,” he said.

“ Everyone in the food chain is going to be affected .

“ We are all going to find it hard.”
 
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Colm

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The UK drops all its 'law breaking' clauses - including plans for more in forthcoming taxation bill - after @michaelgove
and @MarosSefcovic agree deal on terms of implementing Northern Irish Protocol. 1/


EU-UK Joint Committee statement on implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement



This is obviously very good news - recalling that it relates to the implementation of last autumn's deal to allow #Brexit to happen without returning a trade border to island of Ireland...but leaving one in the Irish Sea. /2


The statement says that the two sides have determined "criteria for goods to be considered 'not at risk' of entering the EU" - though the extent to which goods pay tariffs UK-EU will depend on whether we get an FTA with the EU. (Even if we do, some still will) /3


The two sides have also agreed on the 'reachback' of Article 10 or the "application of State aid under the terms of the Protocol" which the UK govt feared could be used to constrain UK govt subsidy decisions after January 1 /4


This was because EU state aid law applied to UK in respect of NI Goods - so risk of 'catching' a UK decision to, say, give a bank a tax break if it had NI Clients...thereby blowing hole in 'sovereign' Brexit. An understanding has been reached here. /5
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Other bits also seem to have been sorted - for example the 'chilled meats' question (EU rules say all exports to third countries of prepared meats must be frozen)...we'll see if that can be applied GB-EU if/when we get FTA /6


 
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The EU and UK have reached agreement in principle on how to implement the most contentious issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol.

As a result of the agreement the UK will withdraw the clauses in the Internal Market Bill which would have breached the Northern Ireland Protocol, and "will not introduce any similar provisions in the Taxation Bill," the statement said.

He said: "We still need the conclusion of a free trade agreement to remove customs frictions and with three weeks left to go we still will need an implementation period to allow us to comply with the new requirements. While this is a positive step there is still much to do in little time," he added.


 
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Colm

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In an email to customers, the company said it will continue to accept eligible returns "if the reason for return is the result of an error (e.g. if the item is defective/damaged/incorrect), any costs incurred for the return will be paid by Amazon".

But, it said: "Otherwise, any costs incurred for the return including transport costs, as well as any associated import fees of customs, will be payable by the person returning the goods."

The changes will apply to all customers of Amazon.co.uk who have a delivery address in the EU.

Amazon U.K. getting prepared in the event it happens on January 1st

So Import fees must be non refundable or Amazon are just not going to get involved with the hassle of it.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has advised people to be aware of the changes and to shop with EU-based retailers in order to avail of better consumer rights.

In the absence of a free trade agreement on 1 January, EU consumers will not avail of a range of existing EU protections when shopping from UK websites.

I never thought of that aspect of it.
Amazon germany may get a bigger increase in customers if this goes ahead so.
 








Some of the more jingoistic Brexiteers will be spitting dummies! The British plan to have your cake and eat it was always a non runner and rightly so.
I'm glad wiser counsel has seemingly prevailed.
 

DS86DS

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The English seem to be expecting some anti-Brexit to arrive on their shores?


Unusual to say the least.
 

DS86DS

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The North could do with an economic advantage or two over the rest of the UK. For the longest time now, they've been a backwater dependent on public sector employment. Gone are the days, when Belfast rivaled the great industrial centres of Glasgow and the North of England.

Perhaps Brexit will be what lifts their boats.
 
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Colm

Colm

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Parcel Motel cancelling virtual uk addresses,I am not going to order any more stuff now online until we see how it all pans out from U.K.
Paddy Power I just checked if you put 100 on a yes you get 140 , if you put 100 on no you get 275 so the bookies think a deal will happen
Sure they probably no more than the alleged experts ?
 
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