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Customs & International Trade

Businesses which trade internationally face a period of uncertainty as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. The exact effect on trade with the EU will clearly depend on the timing of the UK’s departure and the terms it can agree.

The key question is: what impact will this change have on imports and exports post Brexit and in particular for Irish businesses?

We have outlined below the key customs and operational considerations that your firm will need to consider:

  • Changes to customs and the legislative framework
  • Duty rates and payments impact 
  • Border Controls
  • Vetinerary Checks 
  • Trade agreements with EU specific to Ireland and the UK
  • Trusted Trader (AEO)

For further information on how we can assist you, please contact Carol Lynch on +353 1 470 0491 or [email protected] or Ivor Feerick on +353 1 470 0250 or [email protected].  


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Carol Lynch writes commentary on key Brexit updates in:


On 8 October 2020, Carol Lynch joined Enterprise Ireland, as part of International Markets Week 2020, to discuss her customs advice for Irish companies with Brexit on the horizon.

The recording was carried out by Enterprise Ireland remotely. 


On 25 May 2017, Carol Lynch appeared before the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach to discuss Brexit: Matters relating to Customs, Trade and Tariffs. She focused on the customs requirements and regulations which will impact on Ireland should the UK leave the Customs Union in 2019.

The session was carried live on Oireachtas TV, a clip of which can be viewed below. A transcript of Carol's submission can be found here