M&S warns against separate post-Brexit labelling for goods sold in Northern Ireland

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Retailer urges UK government not to consider such a move as it would mean ‘overbearing and prohibitive costs’ for exporters

Marks & Spencer has urged the UK government not to consider separate labelling for goods sold in Northern Ireland during talks with the EU about improving post-Brexit trade arrangements, arguing that it would be too costly for retailers and customers.

The retailer’s chair, Archie Norman, has written to the foreign secretary, James Cleverly, arguing the requirement would not be a useful change to the Northern Ireland protocol and would create “overbearing and prohibitive costs” for exporters.

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