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Brexit Will Be A Challenge, Irish Finance Minister Says

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

17 November 2017


Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has spoken of the scale of the challenge presented by Brexit and of the "complexity and difficulty that must be overcome."

Donohoe made the comments in a speech at The Brookings Institute, a think tank in Washington DC. He said that Ireland's priorities are to protect the peace process, to ensure that there is no hard border with Northern Ireland, and to maintain the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK.

Donohoe said that there must also be "effective transitional arrangements leading to the closest possible trading relationship between the UK and the EU."

Donohoe said that the Irish Government is confident that the challenge posed by Brexit can be met. However, he stressed that the Government is "under no illusions about the complexity and difficulty that must be overcome."

Leaders from the EU's 27 remaining member states will meet on December 14-15 to determine whether "sufficient progress" has been made in the Brexit negotiations to date.

TAGS: Finance | tax | free trade agreement (FTA) | value added tax (VAT) | Ireland | export duty | trade treaty | United Kingdom | agreements | import duty | trade | European Union (EU) | Travel | Europe

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