The Irish Drivers Association will travel to Lisburn in two weeks’ time to meet with Diane Dodds MEP, a leading member of the Democratic Unionist Party who once represented the loyalist Shankill Road in Belfast.
The group told donegaldaily.com today that they wanted Mrs Dodds’ support.
“We want to discuss the interference in the single European Market by the Irish Government by imposing a prohibited tax mainly customs duty/VRT which is in contravention to the treaty of Rome Article 25.and in turn interferes in the free movement of goods as said out in Article 39,” said spokesman John Doherty.
“By imposing a levy as high as 36% it discriminates against the NI motor trader who can’t trade freely with the south.
“This inturn discriminates against the citizens in the south who can’t trade freely with the North.”
Mr Doherty pointed out that the Irish Drivers Association have been in Brussels twice in 2011 to meet with the commission on taxation.
He told us: “The German commissioner Peter Yahr and the Hungarian commissioner have expressed great concern at this prohibited tax and said this would only happen in an Island country such as Ireland.”
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