2/6, 5:19 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK, EU said to agreed on N. Ireland goods transfer

British and European negotiators have allegedly achieved a major breakthrough when it comes to customs checks on goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

An unnamed official from the European Union told the Guardian on Monday that a deal on animal health and food checks was nearly done. Under the latest deal, goods meant for Northern Ireland would go through a so-called "green lane" which will face lighter checks, while a stricter "red lane" would be used for goods that travel to the EU.

The EU and the UK would continue jointly following real-time data after the last month's agreement. However, while the reported deal is considered a breakthrough to the wider Northern Ireland protocol, the paper concluded that the issue of the European Court of Justice's role in international disputes still remains a challenge.

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