Assessing the impact of EU Exit on the cost of retail goods in Northern Ireland

Date published: 14 December 2020

This report by Retail Economics assesses the impact of EU exit on the cost of retail goods in Northern Ireland. It was completed prior to the publication of the Northern Ireland Protocol Command Paper on 10 December 2020.


The report assesses the impact of tariffs and other regulations on the cost of sourcing retail products for the NI market from GB, EU and Rest of the World under a No Deal scenario and under a Free Trade Agreement scenario. It analyses the potential tariff costs for eight retail sub-sectors, includes an assessment of the challenges facing retailers operating in NI and considers the options available for retailers to avoid/reduce the new regulatory costs.

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