Carol Lynch

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Empty shelves in Tesco, Banbridge, Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Government officials have raised queries with the European Commission about post-Brexit “rules of origin” restrictions that are disrupting supply chai(...)

Lorries leave the Stena Line terminal at Belfast Harbour on January 1st. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The first week of post-Brexit life in Ireland has been a difficult, stressful time for traders, hauliers and State officials trying to navigate seas o(...)

In the new year, any product travelling to, from or through the UK will need to have a customs declaration. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We may live in uncertain times but one thing is for sure – Brexit is happening on January 1st. The UK already departed the European Union on January (...)

Holyhead: For many Irish companies this will be the first time they have exported outside of the EU.

After the Brexit vote, the debate in the UK was all about whether it would be a “soft Brexit” or a hard one. Now the “soft” option is long off the ta(...)

Companies will need to submit customs declarations from January when the UK’s transition period ends. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Irish businesses that trade with the UK should not wait until a trade deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU to begin their preparations for B(...)

 Michael Costello, managing partner, BDO Ireland; Denis McCarthy, CEO of Fexco; and Carol Lynch, partner in BDO customs and international trade services, announcing the launch of  customs clearance service Declaron. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

BDO and Fexco have launched a new specialist customs clearance service to help Irish businesses manage the huge increases in documentation required af(...)

Pigs at a farm in Yorkshire. The EU will want to ensure that British animals and food products entering the Republic via the North are subject to appropriate customs checks and meet safety standards. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

This time last year the economic concern was all about Brexit and the fear of a no-deal exit by the UK from the EU last December. Now, understandably,(...)

Cabinet office minister Michael Gove continues to insist that there will be no ‘border in the Irish Sea’. Photograph: AFP Photo / PRU

And they’re off. Or they will be on Monday when the Brexit trade talks start in Brussels. And for Irish businesses and the economy, one thing is alrea(...)

In an effort to maintain an open Irish border, the EU is outsourcing checks on goods coming on to the island of Ireland – and possibly into the EU market. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major change from the original Northern Ireland backstop to avoid a hard border will require a huge leap into the unknown. It is the area of customs(...)

 Freight in Dublin Port. File photo.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The vast majority of Irish businesses importing from and exporting to the UK have registered for customs numbers that will allow them to continue trad(...)

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