The final rounds of Brexit shadowboxing have been played out ahead of next Monday’s commencement of talks between the British government and the EU.

Further position papers on a variety of subjects, including on continuity on the availability of goods, which touches on issues around exports between Ireland and the UK.

The markets continue to bet against sterling, with the exchange rate falling to 92p/€1 for the first time since 2008.

For Irish agri food companies exporting to the UK, this weakening of sterling is unwelcome news, with little on the horizon to suggest there will be any reversal.

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