Brexit

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses representing over 75% of the Northern Irish (NI) grocery market, have called for urgent action to avoid GB-NI...

July 19, 2021

DUP leader announces 7 ‘tests’ for UK’s NI Protocol plans

DUP leader announces 7 ‘tests’ for UK’s NI Protocol plans

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has set out seven ‘tests’ he says any new NI Protocol arrangements made by the...

July 15, 2021

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

New legislation introduced as a result of Brexit could cut students out of agri-food education in Northern Ireland. The new...

July 12, 2021

Minister urges agri-businesses to prepare for UK trade changes

Minister urges agri-businesses to prepare for UK trade changes

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has updated the government on the agri-food sector’s trade preparations...

July 7, 2021

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

A ‘Swiss-style’ veterinary agreement would eliminate more than 80% of checks on UK agri-food goods entering the Single Market. European...

June 29, 2021

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic told Northern Ireland politicians he was “hopeful” a solution could be found “over the next...

June 29, 2021

NI and Scottish Ministers write to Westminster over Free Trade concerns

NI and Scottish Ministers write to Westminster over Free Trade concerns

Scotland and Northern Ireland’s Rural Affairs Ministers have written to Westminster reiterating “significant concerns” over the UK’s approach to Free...

June 27, 2021

McAleer ‘seriously concerned’ at UK-Australia trade deal

McAleer ‘seriously concerned’ at UK-Australia trade deal

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has expressed serious concern at the potential implications for local producers of the UK-Australia trade....

June 22, 2021

55% of UK food and drink exports to non-EU nations

55% of UK food and drink exports to non-EU nations

UK exports of food and drink to non-EU markets topped sales to the EU in the first quarter of 2021,...

June 18, 2021

Brexit €5 billion fund moves step closer to being finalised

Brexit €5 billion fund moves step closer to being finalised

The EU’s €5 billion reserve fund to offset the effects of Brexit for the worst affected member states and sectors...

June 17, 2021

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer MLA, used the recent Stormont debate on the budget to...

June 17, 2021

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

The rules of origin “exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem”, according to European Commissioner Mairead...

June 16, 2021

Grant Thornton: ‘Notable weakening’ in food trade from GB

Grant Thornton: ‘Notable weakening’ in food trade from GB

The UK remains an “important player” for Ireland’s exports – but imports from Britain to Ireland have decreased by 20%...

June 15, 2021

Dairy and whiskey sectors stress need to protect cross-border supply chains

Dairy and whiskey sectors stress need to protect cross-border supply chains

Three associations representing the all-island Irish dairy and whiskey sectors in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are...

June 13, 2021

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, alongside industry representatives from Fane Valley, Agrii and DBS Farm Supplies, are...

June 11, 2021

‘Staggering’ cost of NI’s Brexit customs posts revealed

‘Staggering’ cost of NI’s Brexit customs posts revealed

Agri-food customs posts required in Northern Ireland (NI) have cost more than £24.4 million to staff in their first year....

June 4, 2021

Poots: ‘The Republic should have been our friend’ in Brexit talks

Poots: ‘The Republic should have been our friend’ in Brexit talks

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has hit out at the Irish Government, accusing it of failing to support...

May 28, 2021

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed confirmation that the EU Commission is supportive of the north being included in...

May 24, 2021