What do I need to know?

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?

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 Government
gov.uk/guidance/the-food-and-drink-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

UK Prepare for EU Exit
euexit.campaign.gov.uk

Scotland’s Prepare for Brexit
prepareforbrexit.scot

Welsh Government
gov.wales/preparing-wales

Northern Ireland Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
daera-ni.gov.uk/brexit

Food Standards Agency advice for businesses here:
food.gov.uk/business-guidance/prepare-your-business-for-the-uk-leaving-the-eu

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 data-ready@culture.gov.uk

European Government Advice

EU portal for Brexit advice by member state:
ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/national-brexit-information-member-states_en
ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/eu_food_law_en.pdf

French customs authority:
douane.gouv.fr/articles/a15053-faq-brexit-english-

Dutch government:
government.nl/topics/brexit

Irish government:
gov.ie/en/publication/a7ba02-brexit-info

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs:
dfa.ie/brexit/getting-ireland-brexit-ready/brexit-and-business

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:
ec.europa.eu/info/departments/taskforce-article-50-negotiations-united-kingdom_en

There is a:

This is accompanied by two annexes:

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/

FISH AND FISH PROCESSING

Seafish have a range of tailored guidance:
seafish.org/article/preparing-your-business-for-eu-exit

Beef and Lamb

AHDB and The Andersons Centre have produced a Red Meat Brexit Impact Study: 
ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/red-meat-route-to-market-project-report

Pet Food

PFMA has produced a Brexit toolbox for its members: 
pfma.org.uk/_members/brexit