United Kingdom sources close to the negotiations added: "Nobody wants to get into a trade war or anything close to it". The UK angered Brussels earlier this year when it unilaterally extended the grace period covering many supermarket items, delaying the required inspections for six months.
This is, therefore, breaking their agreement and has kicked off legal action over the British government's unilateral extension of a grace period.
The UK has taken forward our work to operate the Protocol since the beginning of the year, alongside huge efforts from the Northern Ireland Executive, unprecedented cooperation across a range of departments and agencies, and intensive work with businesses.
Speaking ahead of the talks, he said: "Today's historic first meeting of the UK-EU Partnership Council marks an important milestone in our new relationship as friendly trading partners and sovereign equals".
Fears have been mounting that the implementation of the deal agreed by Boris Johnson with the European Union are fuelling sectarian tensions in Northern Ireland, with unionists saying the terms must be scrapped.
Maros Sefcovic, the commission vice president, called on the British government to respect "its global law obligations", saying Brussels would "not be shy" to respond to any unilateral action from London.
'What you have to bear in mind is that the Protocol always envisaged that both parties would show best endeavours to make the Northern Ireland Protocol work, and that included recognising that Northern Ireland was an integral part of the United Kingdom and that you should support the free flow of goods to Northern Ireland, ' he told Sky News.
It is only by making substantial progress across the whole range of difficulties that we can show people in Northern Ireland that the Protocol can work in a pragmatic, proportionate and sustainable way - as was always intended.
'I suspect it links to some kind of perception that they can't really trust any country other than an European Union country to make sausages, ' he said. First among these challenges is the damaging impact the Protocol is having on the ground in Northern Ireland.
'I suspect that any USA administration would be amazed if you were to say, for instance, that a sausage from Texas couldn't be sold to California, there would be an outright ban - they really wouldn't understand how that could even be contemplated, ' told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
"I think that's a nonsense".
"But unfortunately we have got used to living in an atmosphere where there are threats". "There's no case whatsoever for preventing chilled meats from being sold in Northern Ireland", said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman, Max Blain.
The Telegraph said the threat raised the spectre of a "sausage trade war" if Northern Irish shops were banned from selling British meat produce.
One UK official said: "It is a hard situation".
"And that is the message that President Biden will send when he is in Cornwall".
He said that any further backtracking will be met with a resolute response.