British government says it is working with supermarkets on post-Brexit rules

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The United Kingdom government has now set up a special team to collaborate with Northern Ireland supermarkets, a spokesman of the government said Wednesday after supermarkets asked for assistance in new post-Brexit production.

'A new government committed team has also been formed and will collaborate with retailers, food industry and the government of Northern Ireland to find ways to rationalize goods transport in compliance with the Protocol (Northern Irish).'

"The grace period for supermarkets and their suppliers is working well, goods continue to flow effectively between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and we are working intensively with industry as new requirements come in."

(Elizabeth Piper reporting; James Davey editing)