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The UK Government has stated that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019 with or without a deal.

It remains the Government’s view that the best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal, protect the Good Friday Agreement and avoid a hard border is to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement, including the backstop.

Once the UK leaves the EU it will cease to be part of the single market and EU regulations regarding the import and export of animals, plants and products of animal or plant origin will apply.

You are invited to attend a free seminar, which will be hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in The Printworks, Dublin Castle on Tuesday 10th September on Brexit and the steps you can take to keep agri-food trade moving,

The event will be opened by Minister Michael Creed and speakers will include representatives from both the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and from the Revenue Commissioners. A representative from the French Embassy will also be in attendance to discuss the operation of the Landbridge.

Who should attend? 

Agri-food businesses of all sizes and their logistics companies, hauliers, retailers, importers/exporters, transport companies and representative bodies.

The seminar will also be of interest to businesses moving non-Agri goods as it covers customs procedures for non-EU trade, the operation of the Landbridge and the range of Government supports available to businesses to get Brexit ready.

To attend this free seminar, register here

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Information and practical support for businesses moving agri-food, animals (including fish), plants, and products of animal and plant origin
  • Information in relation to requirements of customs formalities for non-EU trade and how and where they apply, including import, export and transit formalities
  • Post-Brexit process flow for moving agri-food commodities and operator requirements vis-à-vis registration, documentation, advance notification etc.
  • What businesses moving Agri goods through the UK Landbridge can expect – a French perspective
  • What steps businesses can take to ensure their goods move efficiently through the ports
  • State bodies and agencies will be present to provide information to help businesses to register as appropriate and/or avail of supports

Seminars will also be held in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Johnstown Castle, Wexford, on 27 September and in Cork on 30 September 2019.