Movement Assistance Scheme: get help with moving agrifood goods to Northern Ireland



Last updated 14 July 2021

The Movement Assistance Scheme means that if you're a:

  • trader moving live animals and other animal or plant products including organic products, you do not need to pay to have them inspected and certified
  • official veterinarian or other certifier, you must not charge for inspecting and certifying - you can invoice the government for the costs

The following types of goods are included in the Movement Assistance Scheme:

  • live animals and animal products
  • plants and plant products
  • some categories of high risk food and feed not of animal origin
  • organic products

The scheme will close at the end of December 2023.

First published 16 December 2020