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Brexit: Agri-food preparation events for a potential no-deal EU Exit

3 September 2019


Information sessions are being held across Northern Ireland to help agri-food businesses or traders who export or import, to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

The sessions, hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and supported by Invest NI, HMRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), aim to help business understand the changes and new regulations they will face after 31 October 2019.

DAERA is encouraging business to urgently register for the workshops to secure their place as interest is expected to be high.

Event details
The events will take place between 10:00 - 16:00 at the following venues:

  • Thursday 12 September 2019 - Tullyglass Hotel
  • Tuesday 17 September 2019 - Silverbirch Hotel
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019 - Tullyglass Hotel
  • Tuesday 1 October 2019 - Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Find out more on the DAERA website.

Event content
Each event will include a series of presentations which will take place at 10.30, 12.30 and 15:00.

Advisers will also be available at information stands to provide tailored advice.

Areas covered will include:

  • exports and imports
  • export health certificates including live animals, products of animal origin (milk, meat, fish, eggs), animal by-products
  • plant health
  • environmental management (waste and water)
  • food hygiene, standards, labelling and composition
  • business advice and support on EU exit preparedness
  • HMRC

Registration
The number of places and consultations at each event is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Consequently, businesses are encouraged to register as soon as possible.”

To register your place, email: EUExit@daera-ni.gov.uk confirming which event and presentation you wish to attend. The number of places and consultations at each event is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To book a ‘one to one’ consultation at any of the stands available you will need to book separately by contacting Tel 028 7744 2392 during office hours – 09:00-17:00, 28 August - 18 September 2019.