Unfettered Access: Customs Arrangements in Northern Ireland after Brexit Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Customs arrangements under the Northern Ireland Protocol

What the Protocol says about customs

The Government’s Command Paper

UK-EU Joint Committees

Scrutiny of the UK-EU Committees

3 Movement of goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain

Defining ‘unfettered access’

Guaranteeing unfettered access

4 Movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

Access to the UK market

The Government’s Command Paper

Movement of goods


5 Making the Protocol operational

What needs to be done

Business engagement


Digital platforms

Workforce capacity

Enforcement and fraud prevention

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

Published: 14 July 2020