Retail NI Response to EU-UK Agreement

27 February 2023

Retail NI Response to EU-UK Agreement

Glyn Roberts, Retail NI CEO

Retail NI have responded to the EU-UK Agreement

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“On an initial analysis, this new agreement represents welcome progress towards providing the stability and certainty that our retail, wholesale and supplier members are seeking.  The technical detail of this agreement will need to be studied further and, following consultation with our membership, we will be able to comment more definitively.

“In the interim, what is blatantly evident, is that the agreement needs to work, not just for all the businesses in our local supply chain, but also for local consumers. Ongoing engagement between the business community and the EU and UK Government will be critical as the implementation process of this deal begins.  It is imperative that the NI Executive and Assembly is now restored to deal with the huge economic challenges that lie ahead. Northern Ireland needs a working Government.”