The UK government on Monday introduced a new bill to parliament proposing an overhaul to the post-Brexit trade deal it signed for Northern Ireland, running the risk of a trade war with the EU.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a "reasonable, practical solution to the problems facing Northern Ireland" and said it does not break international law.
The legislation would let the government bypass the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol, which requires the inspection of some goods shipped there from other parts of the United Kingdom. The protocol, designed to preserve free trade on the island of Ireland, is part of the broader trade deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiated with the European Union when Britain left the 27-nation bloc.
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