Dairy sector welcomes the Windsor Framework
Calls for involvement of businesses in the development of Framework implementation planning
The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland (DCNI) has welcomed the Windsor Framework but cautions that the approach to implementation of it will be critical.
Dr Mike Johnston, Chief Executive said:
“The main concern of the dairy industry throughout the negotiations was that nothing would be done to interfere with the operation of the Protocol in allowing trade with customers in the EU Single Market to continue,”
“Therefore, we welcome the agreement since it underpins our continued access to both the EU Single Market and the GB market. We are also pleased that issues associated with moving goods from GB to NI have been addressed.”
DCNI also welcomed the decision to withdraw the NI Protocol Bill saying it had represented a significant threat to continued access to the EU Single Market.
Dr Johnston said:
“The Protocol Bill undoubtedly posed a threat to continued access, with that threat removed and with the new agreement in place, the approach to how it is implemented will be critical; it is important therefore, that businesses are closely involved in the development of implementation plans to ensure that the objective of unfettered and easy movement of goods is achieved.”