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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.

Understanding exporting post Brexit

An important overview of exporting from Ireland & importing into Great Britain.

Supply chain

Carol Lynch provides a presentation on how to review your supply chain, to identify the impact of Brexit.

Incoterms – Who does what in the Supply chain?

Trevor Dempsey provides an update on International Commerical Terms, defining the responsibilities of sellers and buyers.

Commodity Codes

Dr. David Savage speaks about Customs Classification, a key compliance step when trading goods internationally.

Origin and using the EU-UK Free Trade Agreement

Dr. David Savage talks about a fundamental element of customs compliance, Origin.


Customs Documentation

Sanja Novak speaks about documents required for customs clearance, highlighting a customs declaration and other relevant documents.

Customs Compliance - Auditing an import declaration

Sanja Novak discusses Customs Compliance and the steps traders can take to check their compliance.

The role of Customs Clearance Agents

This video talks about The Role of Customs Clearance Agents and the Advantage of using a Customs Agent.