Brexit: Supermarkets given grace period on Northern Ireland supply checks

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UK supermarkets will be allowed to continue supplying Northern Ireland stores without checks at the border, deal or no deal, from January 1.

In a concession from the European Union, UK supermarkets such as Sainsbury’sTescoMarks & Spencer and other trusted traders operating in Northern Ireland will be given a grace period before Brexit checks become mandatory.

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