Linklaters Senior Counsel gives evidence to Commons International Trade Select Committee

Listen to the audio recording of the evidence session.

Implications of Irish border arrangements on future trade policy examined

The International Trade Committee held an evidence session on Wednesday 13 December, which considered how suggested solutions for the Irish border align with the UK's obligations under (WTO) World Trade Organization rules.

Dr. Lorand Bartels, Senior Counsel in our International Trade Law team, gave evidence alongside Dr. Sylvia de Mars, Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle.

The aim of the session was to seek to understand the solutions in the context of global trade rules, and not to address the merits of the suggested solutions.

The session also considered other examples of current trading arrangements with non-EU countries, and how applying these examples to Northern Ireland may impact on the UK’s other borders and border processes.

To view the full video of the evidence session, visit the Parliament website.