In its attempt to soften the blow of a no-deal Brexit, the UK government announced it would eliminate import tariffs on number of goods to keep Irish border free of custom checks.
The temporary measures, which will see to no border checks on goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland, would act as a “sledgehammer” for the British economy, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
What we potentially are going to see is this imposition of new terms of trade at the same time as business is blocked out of its closest trading partner. This is a sledgehammer for our economy.@NicoleSykes_ on @BBCNews pic.twitter.com/UyJuxgMVG2
— CBI (@CBItweets) March 13, 2019