Dispute Over Northern Ireland Protocol Triggers Tesco Share Price Slide

Tesco share price is down on Monday as more disagreements over the Northern Ireland border post-Brexit have emerged. The situation is forcing some retail companies to consider moving their supply chains to Europe. 

Among retailers mentioned include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda. The CEOs of these companies have sent a letter to the European Commission’s Vice President Maros Sefcovic and UK Brexit Minister David Frost over the situation.

Additional border points, increased documentation, delays at border control points and higher costs are some of the problems that have surfaced post-Brexit. The CEOs say that these problems could impact their businesses negatively once the October deadline for the Northern Ireland protocol’s grace period is hit.

A lack of sufficient truck drivers is also hitting retailers in the UK hard, as the previous Eastern European drivers were forced to quit their jobs once Brexit came into effect. 

Tesco share price is down 1.67% on the day.

Technical Levels to Watch

The downside move of the day has violated support at 231.90. A 3% penetration close below this support level confirms the breakdown, leading to a price push towards the 228.05 support level. 224.00 (12 July low) and 220.20 could become additional downside targets if the decline is extensive. 

On the flip side, recovery on the Tesco share price requires the price to close above the previous high at 240.85 (8 July 2021 high). This move requires the bulls to uncap the resistance barriers at 234.25, 236.25 and 239.70, targeting 245.00.

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