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Defra webinars – Changes to the rules for movement of composite products from GB to NI/EU from 21 April 2021

Defra are running a series of Q&A webinars with an expert panel to explain what these changes mean for those exporting to the EU or moving goods to NI.

The dates of webinars and links to register are set out in the table below followed by links to a further information, comprehensive set of FAQs and the Composite Products Decision Tree. 

Title of webinar


Who should attend?



Q&As for Traders

Panel of experts from Defra will answer Traders’ questions on composite products

Traders who export composites to EU and Northern Ireland

Wednesday 7 April


Register here

Thursday 8 April


Register here

Tuesday 13 April

12.30 -2.00pm


Register here


  • The new composite EHCs and Notes for guidance will be available to view on form finder from 1 April 2021
  • Further information about requirements for April 2021, new composite product rules and NI movements click here
  • Frequently Asked Questions click here
  • Composite Product Decision Tree – click here to help you determine whether your product is a composite or not.

Instructions for registering for the live Q&A sessions:

  • Please choose the live Q&As webinar/s you wish to attend from the list above
  • To join your chosen webinar/s, simply select the link in the ‘Register here’ column at your preferred time and date
  • Once selected, you will be asked to confirm your name, email address, and organisation.
  • This will register you for the webinar for the live Q&A with our expert panel
  • Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a link to add the live Q&A webinar to your calendar
  • You do not need to download any software to access the webinar, the link will open in your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge etc.)
  • Please join your chosen webinar/s 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Invest NI - EU Exit Webinar: Customs Special Procedures: Explore your Options (Wednesday 14 April 2021, 10.00am to 11.30am) 

Register here.

Invest NI – EU Exit Business Advice Clinics and Webinars (April 2021)

To support businesses Invest NI are running a series of 1-to-1 advice clinics with specialist advisors from professional services companies and webinars hosted by experts.

Further information can be found here.

Previous webinar events

Developing the Digital Assistance Scheme (DAS) – Various workshops in March 2021

The Digital Assistance Scheme (DAS) is designed to support the continued movement of agri-food goods and live animals from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI) in line with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The scheme aims to provide a simplified end to end digital system which streamlines the certification and verification processes required for moving goods from GB to NI.

More details about these workshops at Developing the Digital Assistance Scheme.

Defra Rules of Origin webinars

Defra provided industry sessions (re-runs) for those businesses who were not able to make previous sessions or require further clarity on the rules for their products.

Sector Specific Guidance


At risk goods and UK trader scheme  

Meat and Processed Meat  

Fish and Processed Fish  

Vegetable, fruit and nuts, and prepared veg, fruit and nuts  

At risk goods and UK trader scheme (second session) 

Coffee, tea, spices, miscellaneous  

Animal and vegetable fats and oils  

Cereals and Cereal products  

Dairy, eggs, honey or  


Sugar and chocolate or  

Animal Feed  

Previous recorded webinars are available on

Other previous webinars

DAERA’s EU Exit Events November 2020 – January 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) encouraged businesses to take part in the Department’s online EU Exit events during November 2020, December 2020 and January 2021, where information and guidance was provided to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period and navigate the new rules from 1st January 2021.

EU Exit Event Q&As

7 January 2021

This event focused on providing information and guidance to help businesses navigate the changes following the UK’s exit from the EU.

The presentation is available below:

15 December 2020

This event focused on providing businesses with the most up to date information on what it means for agri-food and plant businesses moving goods from GB to NI; an overview of infrastructure & facilities, logistics & operations at NI Points of Entry and finally an overview of other EU Exit issues for businesses to consider from the Department for Economy.

The presentation is available below:

8 December 2020

This event focused on getting ready to move product from GB to NI; moving Products of Animal Origin (POAO) from NI to GB for export to EU/NI and marketing standards and labelling.

The presentation is available below:

23 November 2020

This event covered trading implications, certification requirements and imports and exports of animals, animal products and plants to GB, EU and Rest of the World post the transition period.

The presentation is available below:

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