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JD Sports plans Dublin warehouse to deal with Brexit
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13 Apr 2021 / brexit Print

JD Sports plans Dublin warehouse to deal with Brexit

UK-based sportswear retailer JD Sports has announced plans to open a new warehouse near Dublin, as a result of the fall-out from Brexit.

The company said the trade deal agreed between the EU and UK meant that it was now incurring some duties and disruption from customs checks on the transfer of goods from the UK into EU countries.

Belgian site not enough

It had opened a warehouse in Belgium last year to help mitigate the effects of Brexit, but said that site had not provided a solution for online orders or products destined for the Republic of Ireland.

“In this regard, we are currently fitting out a 65,000 square foot warehouse near Dublin which will become operational in the second half of this year,” JD Sports said as it released its annual results.

It is also looking to open a larger, permanent facility for the continental European market.

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