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    DEFRA Notification on pre-notification timelines  

    The announcement on Friday from DEFRA will be well received by the industry as clarity on the time requirements has been sought for some time.   

    • From 1st Oct to 31st Dec 2021, a pre-notification period of no less than 4 hours will apply. This is a temporary arrangement for three months and a significant reduction in the planned requirement for traders to pre-notify at least one working day prior to the arrival of consignments into GB. 
    • From 1st Jan onward, the 24 hour pre-notification period will apply. A derogation to reduce this to 4 hours can be applied for (to the competent authority at the Border Control Post) in the event of logistical constraints etc. 

    Bord Bia Brexit Supports

    Bord Bia’s new Brexit Supports are live here. They include an updated Brexit Action Plan; new multimedia video content; a list of upcoming Brexit webinars and events across various government departments in UK and ROI as well as our “Brexit News” section, which is updated weekly. In addition, qualifying client companies can now avail of 1:1 bespoke Brexit support with expert consultants covering SPS, Customs and logistics queries that cannot be answered with existing available online material. Please contact your Sector Manager to discuss.