04 September, 2019 in Events | Industry News

DAERA information events - agri-food business preparations for a potential no deal EU exit

Information sessions are being held across Northern Ireland to help agri-food businesses or traders who export or import, to prepare for a no deal Brexit.

The sessions, hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Enviroment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and supported by Invest NI, HMRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), aim to help business understand the changes and new regulations they will face after 31 October 2019.

DAERA is encouraging businesses to urgently register for the workshops to secure their place as interest is expected to be high.  Places and consultations at each event are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The events will take place as follows:

Date Time Location
12.09.19 10.00am - 4.00pm Tullyglass Hotel, 178 Galgorm Road Ballymena BT42 1HJ
17.09.19 10.00am - 4.00pm Silverbirch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh BT79 7DH
24.09.19 10.00am - 4.00pm Tullyglass Hotel, 178 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1HJ
01.10.19 10.00am - 4.00pm Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon BT66 6NJ

*details correct at time of publishing - please visit DAERA website for further details.

Each event will include a series of presentations which will run at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm at each event.  IN addition, a number of information stands will also be available throughout the day to provide supplementary tailored advice.

DAERA advises that those wishing to attend should respond by email to: EUExit@daera-ni.gov.uk confirming which event and presentation they wish to attend.  Delegates wishing to avail of a '1-2-1' consultation at any of the stands available will need to book this seperately by contacting 028 7744 2392.  Booking will be available during normal office hours (9am - 5pm) from 28 August to 18 September.

Areas covered will include:

  • exports / imports
  • export health certificates including live animals/products of animal origin, (milk, meat, fish, eggs)/animal by-products
  • plant health
  • environmental management (waste and water)
  • Food hygiene, standards, labelling and composition
  • business advice and support on EU exit preparedness
  • HMRC


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