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Brexit Talks Are Closing In on a Possible Customs Solution

  • UK’s Cleverly due to speak with EU’s Sefcovic on Monday
  • Envoys aim to move negotiations into more intensive phase
An Ulster banner and UK national flags fly in the loyalist Shankhill Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 6, 2022.
An Ulster banner and UK national flags fly in the loyalist Shankhill Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 6, 2022.Source: Bloomberg

UK and European Union negotiators are closing in on a resolution to end their long-running dispute over post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.

After sealing an agreement last week on real-time trade data, the two sides are also nearing agreement on customs aimed at reducing frictions between Great Britain and Northern Ireland since the UK left the bloc.