Irish border after Brexit ‘must not return to past – BBC

Brexit: No deal means hard Irish border, says Selmayr

  • One of the European Commission’s most powerful officials has said that a no-deal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border.
  • Since Mr Selmayr’s comments the EU has intensified its no deal planning.
  • Officials have made clear that no deal would mean checks on goods moving from NI to the Republic.
  • However the question of where and how those checks would take place remains open.
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Jessica's practice focuses on international trade and anti-bribery work, encompassing customs, export control and sanctions matters. Jessica's trade work includes advising international clients on fast-moving and evolving EU and UN sanctions, notably in respect of Iran and Russia, and on compliance with UK and EU export controls. Her trade experience also includes advising on tariff classification and customs valuations. Jessica's anti-bribery experience includes assisting with investigations, and advising clients on compliance with anti-bribery laws. Jessica has also taken a lead role in monitoring Brexit-related developments; analysing how they will affect the UK's trading position generally, and clients' businesses specifically. She has helped clients begin to conduct risk assessments of how Brexit will impact their businesses, and has assisted them in developing tailored Brexit strategies. Jessica also presents at various seminars, webinars, and conferences on the complexities of Brexit. Jessica advises global clients on complex issues arising from international transactions and works with clients across a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, defence, finance, aviation, energy, and telecommunications. Jessica has also worked previously in Paris, and is fluent in French.

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