Policy paper

The Northern Ireland Protocol

Details of the agreement reached by Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee regarding the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Documents

Northern Ireland Protocol - Command Paper

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Decision of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on agricultural subsidies

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Decision of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on the determination of goods not at risk

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Decision of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on errors and omissions

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Decision of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on arrangements under Article 12(2) of the Protocol

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Unilateral declarations by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on export declarations

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Unilateral declarations by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on meat products

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Unilateral declarations by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on official certification

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Unilateral declarations by the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on human and veterinary medicines

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Unilateral declarations by the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on Article 10(1) of the Protocol

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Details

On 10 December the Co-Chairs of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee reached an agreement in principle to address the outstanding issues related to the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, in particular the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Northern Ireland Protocol Command Paper outlines further details; as well as further information on the UK Government’s work to implement the Protocol and support businesses as it comes into force. This paper was laid in Parliament on 10 December.

The decisions contained in the Co-Chairs agreement in principle were agreed to at the Joint Committee meeting on 17 December. These papers set out those Decisions of the Joint Committee, and unilateral declarations by the United Kingdom and the EU in the Joint Committee.

Published 10 December 2020
Last updated 5 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. decision documents updated

  2. Page updated with final agreements.

  3. First published.