A proposal to have an all-island solution to an agri-food trade in Ireland post-Brexit is worth investigating, according to Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.
Ms McGuinness was commenting on earlier reports this week that the European Commission is considering a tariff-free agri-food trade deal for the island of Ireland after Brexit.
"I think that the suggestion that we could do agri-food trade on an all-Ireland basis post-Brexit is certainly worth exploring," she said.
"It would avoid a border for agri-food. There are complications around it and I think for a lot of farmers they would see it as only part of a solution because we're also needing to have a good trading relationship into the UK market after Brexit"