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Brexit Action Plan

Bord Bia’s Brexit Action Plan (July 2021) provides practical information that Irish food and drink manufacturers can utilise in order to prepare for increased complexity in future trade with the UK. 

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Doing Business with GB Video Series

With the practical impact of Brexit on trade with our nearest neighbour becoming more apparent, Bord Bia have worked together with BDO (with the support of Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine & The Office of the Revenue Commissioners) to develop a comprehensive set of videos - Doing Business with GB - to help Irish food, drink & horticulture companies navigate this new trading environment.

These 11 short videos provide detailed information on what Brexit means for Irish food producers in practical terms, when importing from, or exporting to, GB.   These videos will be updated as further clarification emerges.

On 14 September, UK government announced a postponement of the new UK Import Control requirements for EU goods that were due to commence on 1 October 2021. This announcement is especially relevant for Irish exporters moving goods subject to sanitary and phytosanitary controls to or through Great Britain.  A link to the UK government’s statement is available here: Written statements - Written questions, answers and statements - UK Parliament. The main changes announced are summarised below:

  • The requirement for pre-notification of agri-food imports will be introduced on 1 January 2022 as opposed to 1 October 2021.
  • The new requirements for Export Health Certificates, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1 January 2022 and 1 March 2022, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • The requirement for Safety and Security declarations on imports will be introduced as of 1 July 2022 as opposed to 1 January 2022.

It should be noted that these changes have been postponed and not cancelled.

Bord Bia Introduction video: ‘Doing Business in GB’

Donal Denvir introduces the 'Doing Business in Great Britain' video series.

Understanding what Brexit means for your business

An important video to help in understanding what Brexit means for your business and how trade has been affected.

Understanding importing post Brexit

Now that Ireland's largest import partner the U.K, have left the EU, importing is something that Irish companies need to become familiar with.

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If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be addressed through the available supports, please contact your Bord Bia sector manager or email brexit@bordbia.ie to discuss additional support requirements.