Irish companies warned to prepare for new Brexit checks on UK exports

British government is planning to introduce the controls at the end of October, with the move expected to cause delays and disruption

Customs officials in Ireland and in other EU countries have already been carrying out full customs checks on British , but the UK has held off until now on bringing in similar checks. Picture: Sam Boal/

Peter Burke, the Minister of State for European Affairs, has warned Irish companies to prepare for new post-Brexit controls on goods being exported to Britain.

The British government has delayed the introduction of the new checks on Irish and EU goods coming into its market several times due to fears of widespread disruption at ports and airports.

However, it is now planning to finally introduce the controls at the end of October, in a move ...