DUP minister Mr Poots acted unilaterally this week to order a halt to port checks which can be required beneath the Northern Eire Protocol.
Civil servants have but to implement the instruction, pending authorized readability on their obligations, and checks are persevering with.
Mr Poots’ actions had been challenged in two separate functions within the Excessive Court docket in Belfast.
Mr Justice Colton granted functions for judicial critiques in opposition to the minister’s determination.
He mentioned: “There shouldn’t be any confusion hanging over these within the Civil Service so I’m persuaded this can be a case the place there needs to be interim aid.
“I subsequently make the order to droop the instruction given by the minister for agriculture till additional order of this court docket.”