DAERA information events - Agri-food business preparations for Brexit

Information sessions are being held across Northern Ireland to help agri-food businesses or traders who export or import, to prepare for Brexit.

The sessions, hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and supported by INVEST NI, HMRC, Councils 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 business to urgently register for the workshops to secure their place as interest is expected to be high. Please send an email to EUExit@daera-ni.gov.uk confirming which session and which presentation you wish to attend.

These information sessions are closed events for agri-food stakeholders only.

The events will take place as follows:

Date Time Location
12 September 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Tullyglass Hotel
178 Galgorm Road
Ballymena, BT42 1HJ
17 September 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Silverbirch Hotel
5 Gortin Road
Omagh, BT79 7DH
24 September 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Tullyglass Hotel
178 Galgorm Road
Ballymena, BT42 1HJ
1 October 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Oxford Island
Craigavon, BT66 6NJ

Each event will include a series of presentations which will run at 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm at each event. In addition, a number of information ‘stands’ will also be available throughout the day to provide supplementary tailored advice.

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
  • Council

DAERA staff will be happy to assist delegates with a disability or health condition who are attending this event and are encouraged to contact the number below to discuss specific needs.

Delegates who wish to avail of a ‘one to one’ consultation at any of the stands available you will need to book this separately by contacting 028 7744 2392.  Booking will be available during normal office hours from 28 August to 18 September.

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