The Republic of Ireland would have to build border inspection posts if it wanted to continue importing food from Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a report has concluded.
The study was commissioned by NI’s Department for the Economy.
The EU has strict rules for checking imports of animals and food products at its borders.
Those products must come through inspection posts in the immediate vicinity of the point of entry.
Ireland currently has border inspection posts (BIPS) at Dublin Airport Port, Dublin Port and Shannon Airport.
The report by Eric Pickett and Michael Lux says this is “problematic when considering north-south trade in sensitive goods and products… consequently, Ireland will have to establish