The Dominion Post

Customs deal on farming, food could ease hard border

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Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, wants to explore an ‘‘all-island of Ireland’’ customs regime for food and agricultur­e in talks with Boris Johnson. The aim would be to allow postBrexit trade with Northern Ireland to flow free from border delays. Varadkar is keen to explore the potential of restrictin­g checks on meat and food products to ports including Belfast, Dublin and Rosslare rather than at the Irish border or the factory gate.

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