Status of Main Author

Undergraduate student

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

Cross-border trade is the cornerstone of the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland economic relationship and a primary driver of Brexit discussions, which threaten the integrated and currently invisible seams of the border. The UK has simultaneously committed to maintaining frictionless trade and to no hard border post-Brexit. This article analyzes the UK’s proposed solutions for the Irish border as well as the potential impact of these new systems on the economics of cross-border trade on the island of Ireland.

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