This website provides quick links to a wide range of official advice and expertise from the UK Food and Agriculture partner organisations, which are pooling their resources to assist businesses in responding to no deal. It is based on a series of Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated as issues develop.
What are my first steps?
- Do you import or export? Follow our five key steps
- Do you make and sell packaged food or drink? Make sure you know the potential changes to labelling & health marks
- Do you run your own transport fleet? Ensure you know the documents your drivers will need to keep operating in the EU
- Do you employ staff from the EU? Work through our key questions and answers on immigration
Whatever you do, engage with your suppliers, customers and service providers to stay on top of emerging issues and familiarise yourself with the range of advice available from governments through the links below.
UK Government advice
UK Prepare for EU Exit
Scotland’s Prepare for Brexit
Northern Ireland Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Food Standards Agency advice for businesses here:
DEFRA have also prepared guidance and helplines for the farming sector
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has produced a range of resources for businesses on Data Protection and transfer in a no-deal situation.
For further information business can email firstname.lastname@example.org
European Government Advice
EU portal for Brexit advice by member state:
French customs authority:
Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs:
In addition to the material on the sites above, the Irish Government has produced a consolidated report on its preparations as of July 2019: merrionstreet.ie/MerrionStreet/en/News-Room/News/Brexit_Contingency_Plan_July_2019.pdf
Subsequent developments will however be covered on its main website.
European Commission Advice
The European Commission has published further advice on preparations for a no deal exit. This can found on the Article 50 Taskforce website:
There is a:
- Press Release taking stock of what is already in place
- Preparedness Communication setting out the current state of play in more detail
This is accompanied by two annexes:
- Annex 1 gives a List of Legislative Preparedness and Contingency Acts
- Annex 2 gives a List of Commission Stakeholder Notices.
What help is available?
FARMING AND GROWING
AHDB has prepared tailored guidance for agricultural produce at ahdb.org.uk/brexit
This also includes links to analysis and tools that farmers and growers can use to prepare for different Brexit scenarios.
NFU has produced a toolbox for its members in England and Wales giving guidance on Brexit: nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/member-exclusive-are-you-prepared-for-brexit/
Beef and Lamb
AHDB and The Andersons Centre have produced a Red Meat Brexit Impact Study:
PFMA has produced a Brexit toolbox for its members: