Neal Statement on UK Proposed Approach on the Northern Ireland Protocol

Jul 21, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the United Kingdom’s proposed approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol:

“The Northern Ireland Protocol was negotiated between the United Kingdom and the European Union to facilitate post-Brexit trade while protecting the peace and prosperity established by the Good Friday Agreement. I welcome continued engagement between the UK and the EU on ways to protect the gains made by that historic peace accord in all of its dimensions. I strongly encourage the UK and the EU to work together in a flexible and pragmatic manner in an effort to improve implementation of the Protocol and to make it work more effectively for all affected parties.”