The solution to the impasse in having a trade deal with the EU is very simple.
Most everyone agrees that the ‘backstop’ is the difficulty - the UK argues, and there is merit in the argument, that this clause has the capacity to bind all of the UK to the EU indefinitely.
The answer? - It lies with Dolly the cow.
A UK ( from NI) farmer leaves his farm which straddles the border with the Irish Republic and takes his 4x4 with trailer attached over to the Cotswolds.
He buys Dolly from another UK farmer, pays with GBP, loads Dolly into the trailer and sets off home.
Now there are laws that he must observe, aside from traffic laws that is.
The UK Govt call it S.A.L.E. - ( I know it’s not very legally sounding but that’s what they called it.)
Copy from Gov Site:
S - supplementary certificate - get a blank copy when you apply for your import licence, and send it to the vet in Great Britain for them to complete
A - animal transport certificate – to cover the welfare of the animals when they are on their journey
L - licence to import cattle – this will be a specific import licence, made out in your name, and covering only the number of cattle that you want to import. It will only be valid for 21 days
E - export health certificate – signed by the vet in GB to make sure that the animals are healthy
The law states that if it is found that Dolly is vaccinated for BSE she will be exported back to GB.
The Govt use the terms ‘Importing Exporting’ meaning into and out of NI to GB (Great Britain means the largest island of the British Isles)