Manufacturing NI have surveyed the industry on the impact of the NI Protocol.

On 1 January, the transition period for the UK’s exit from the EU ended and with that a new relationship began under the terms of a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with Northern Ireland’s entering in to the NI Protocol.

The Protocol agreed by the UK and EU in October 2019 establishes a new trading regime for goods including new customs and SPS controls for imports from GB at our ports with NI made goods benefitting from unfettered access to the UK market and retaining the right to freely circulate in the EU’s single market.

The survey took place in the most turbulent period at the end of the first month, with significant media attention and in a difficult political environment which included the suspension of some controls at the Ports as inspectors were removed after reports of threats.

Read the report here:

Protocol Report February 2021 Final