Goods transported between Britain and Northern Ireland are currently subject to customs control under the Brexit agreement.
However, Britain and the European Union do not agree on how to carry out customs and security regulations, which have had a particularly significant impact on the transportation of meat, dairy and medical products. Britain also does not want the role of the EU Supreme Court in monitoring compliance with the agreement.
“The talks this week were constructive and we asked the EU some things that could work. But the truth is, we are still a long way off when it comes to big issues, especially governance.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Saturday night.
The next round of talks will help determine whether bilateral differences can be overcome or whether London Article 16 should be used.
Talks with EU negotiators will be transferred from Brussels to London next week, and over the weekend British Brexit Minister David Frost will meet with European Commission Vice President Marosefovich.
On Thursday (October 21), Thomas Byrne, the Irish Minister for European Affairs, noted that the dispute could be resolved within a few weeks.
On October 13, the European Union submitted detailed plans to facilitate freight traffic to Britain, but did not want to relinquish its role in resolving disputes.