Brussels poised to reject UK's calls for extension to Northern Ireland grace periods - The Telegraph

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(Reuters) - Brussels appears poised to reject the UK's calls for a two-year extension of the grace periods for post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, the Telegraph reported late Monday.

The European Commission is likely to agree to only a three- to six-month extension of the arrangements in place for traders moving goods between Britain and the province, the report added, citing multiple Whitehall and EU sources.

(Reporting by Nandakumar D in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)