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How does a transit agreement "solve" the Irish border?

The Union transit procedure is used for customs transit operations between the EU Member States (and Andorra and San Marino) and is in general applicable to the movement of non-Union goods for which customs duties and other charges at import are at stake, and of Union goods, which, between their point of departure and point of destination in the EU, have to pass through the territory of a third country.

I don't see how it helps or applies at all, except for goods transiting from Ireland to the Continent through the UK.

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by eurogreen on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 02:25:25 PM EST
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Would be a big help for the Irish economy.  Not sure what the UK would get out of it.

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by ATinNM on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 06:03:29 PM EST
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It helps because customs duties and paperwork are handled at the point of departure or arrival and not at the border.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 06:14:54 PM EST
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