The quote and the story below were positioned as a Brexit story, but the details make it clear that the transatlantic relationship is the real target of Brexit-related talks in Ireland today. As anticipated in this blogpost that we published last week, "London could voluntarily choose policy alignment with Brussels (at least on selected issues) rather than the United States" It did not take long for this view to be validated.
Background: For over a decade, the EU and the US have feuded over phyto-sanitary standards governing agricultural products. European references to chlorinated chicken always indicate a strong trade policy negotiating position against U.S. standards.
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