UK government has no plans for Irish border controls in case of no-deal Brexit – BBC


FILE PHOTO: Fuel pump at Fitzpatrick’s Fuels and Hardware station marks the exact border line between Northern Ireland (left) and Ireland (right) near the border town of Clones, Ireland, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

(Reuters) – The UK government does not intend to collect customs duties or have any other controls at the Irish border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

The British government will rely on self-reporting by businesses and suggest an app-based system to record cross-border trading, the BBC reported.

British lawmakers voted against Prime Minister May’s amended Brexit deal on Tuesday. They will now vote at 1900 GMT on Wednesday on whether Britain should quit the world’s biggest trading bloc without a deal.

Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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