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New Brexit checks begin on goods arriving into NI from Britain


The first freight checks required under the terms of Brexit’s economic sea border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland have taken place.

The end of the transition period late on New Year’s Eve brought into force the contentious Northern Ireland Protocol, which sees the region operate under different regulatory and customs arrangements to the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is remaining in the single market for goods and is applying EU customs rules at its ports.

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