92% of Bord Bia clients have made some or clear progress to prepare for Brexit

Brexit survey is issued to 2,000 UK and Irish consumers every 8 weeks

121 companies have completed Bord Bia’s comprehensive customs training programme

Bord Bia's Brexit Response 2019

Ongoing Support Programmes

We are running a number of Brexit events and workshops, it's never too late to get informed about Brexit and how it will impact your business.

Supply Chain Mentoring Programme

This programme focuses on identifying and addressing key challenges that companies face with their supply chain and export markets, and drive efficiencies relating to customs and health controls, third party logistics partners, customer relationships and overall supply chain management. Find Out More...

Regional Customs Training 2019

Bord Bia’s Customs Training Programme provides practical training to companies on the basic principles and requirements of customs, tariffs and non-EU trade. The programme involves a total of nine hours of group workshops and a two hour confidential mentoring session. Find Out More...

Financial Risk Mentoring Programme 2019

Bord Bia’s new Financial Risk Mentoring Programme follows on from our Currency Training Programme. The Currency Training Programme assisted companies to develop a treasury policy and foreign exchange strategy. This new mentoring programme, launched in February 2019, assists companies in preparing for buyer meetings, tendering and negotiations and support existing and new business development. Find Out More...

"This training gave us a very detailed understanding of what was expected to prepare for Brexit and what we need to do as a business to minimise the impact on our business. The mentoring sessions were excellent and gave us a really in-depth view of what our company needed to include in our Brexit plan" - Lily O Briens

Brexit Supports


The Brexit Loan Scheme can help fund innovation, change or adaptation of the business to mitigate the impact of Brexit. Read More...

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Brexit Division is responsible for ensuring a coordinated and coherent approach to Brexit. Read More...

Find out more about the European Commission's brexit prepardness. Read More...

Brexit Barometer 2018

In March 2018, Bord Bia launched the second Brexit Barometer. The Brexit Barometer measures the progress of the Irish food and drinks industry's preparedness for Brexit, the Barometer also ensures that the services and programmes offered by Bord Bia are tailored to the needs of the Industry. Through an online platform, input from manufacturing companies representing Irish food and drink exports to the UK, provides the data needed to identify gaps and tailor Bord Bia support services accordingly. Download the report below or view our recommendations here


Brexit Barometer 2017

In March 2017, with support from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia launched the Brexit Barometer, a risk analysis tool designed to help individual companies assess their exposure to key risk areas associated with Brexit.

The findings of the 2017 Brexit Barometer can be found at the link below.


Exchange Rate Forecasts (Mid-Point of Range):

 CurrentQ1 2019Q2 2019 Q3 2019
EUR/USD 1.13 1.10-1.16 1.11-1.17 1.12-1.18
EUR/GBP 0.85 0.82-0.88 0.82-0.88 0.82-0.88
EUR/JPY 126.07 124-130 124-130 124-130
USD/GBP 1.32 1.30-1.36 1.31-1.37 1.32-1.38
USD/JPY 111.58 109-115 108-114 107-113

*Current Rates Reuters, Forecasts AIB's ERU, Updated on 15th March 2019


Information on Past Events

Speaker Presentation, Brexit Barometer 2018

Minister Creed On June 21st 2018, Bord Bia launches the findings of the 2018 Brexit Barometer which was completed by food, drink and horticulture companies across Ireland.

Brexit Barometer 2018

Tara Mc Carthy talks about the Brexit Barometer, which was completed by food, drink and horticulture companies across Ireland.

Bord Bia Currency Risk Management Training

This is the first video in a series to provide information on currency risk management, customs, tariffs and non-EU trade and will help companies prepare for market diversification.