Revenue preparing for full customs checks post-Brexit

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Worst-case post-Brexit scenario involves goods being profiled and subjected to checks and most animal and “plant origin” products being subject to Border controls, says Revenue’s Carol-Ann O’Keeffe.

Worst-case post-Brexit scenario involves goods being profiled and subjected to checks and most animal and “plant origin” products being subject to Border controls, says Revenue’s Carol-Ann O’Keeffe.

The Revenue Commissioners are preparing for full customs checks involving officials from a number of Government departments in case no deal is reached on Brexit, a senior Revenue official has said.

Speaking at a conference on the impact of the UK leaving the EU on the agri-food sector, Carol-Ann O’Keeffe, an assistant principal at the Revenue’s corporate affairs and customs division, said Revenue was planning for no regulatory alignment from March 2019 in light of no deal being reached so far.

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