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The decision of the UK people to leave the European Union is one of the most significant events to occur in the history of the EU. Because of our geographic, social and economic ties with the UK, Ireland will experience the greatest impact of this decision among EU countries. The land border makes the situation particularly onerous. Ireland currently operates a trade surplus with the UK and customs checks and controls are increasingly likely.

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This week, read about the latest Brexit developments as the UK parliament is suspended for five weeks. Also on the Brexit front, read about the leaked UK no-deal planning document, and the Irish Cabinet’s decision to prepare Budget 2020 on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit.   UK Parliament suspended and law preventing no-deal Brexit is passed Earlier this week, the UK House of Commons has successfully passed emergency laws preventing the UK from leaving the EU without a deal. Also, the UK Parliament is now suspended for five weeks and will reconvene with a queen’s speech on 14 October. Meanwhile, to continue bilateral discussions on Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Dublin earlier this week. While discussions are at an early stage, they have both voiced their shared commitment to securing a suitable Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. They also discussed the restoration of power-sharing in Northern Ireland institutions in a joint statement following the meeting. Additionally, the EU has subsequently confirmed that they are willing to revisit a deal with the possibility of a Northern Ireland-only backstop. Operation Yellowhammer: Document outlines worst case no-deal Brexit scenarios The previously leaked UK no-deal Brexit planning document, Operation Yellowhammer, was made public yesterday.  The report is available to read online, and outlines ten possible no-deal Brexit scenarios. The scenarios range from, warnings of potential unrest in Northern Ireland, road blockades, job losses and disruption to the agri-food sector, to reduced flow of cross-Channel goods and the potential for disruption to electricity supply. Budget 2020 based on no-deal Brexit assumption, says Minister Donohoe As preparing for a no-deal Brexit in Ireland was made a top priority by Cabinet last week, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has reassured the public that Cabinet has agreed to base the upcoming Budget 2020 on a no-deal Brexit assumption. Taoiseach marks May 2020 as potential date for next general election Speaking at a Fine Gael party meeting in Cork yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated May 2020 as his preferred date for the next Irish general election. Mr Varadkar said that date should be suitable as either a Brexit deal would be in place by then, or the Government would have "guided the country through the worst" of a no-deal Brexit. Phil Hogan appointed as EU’s next Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan has been confirmed as the EU’s next Trade Commissioner. He will also be taking the lead as chief trade negotiator on the EU’s post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, as well as Mercosur and the EU’s trading relations with India, the US and China. Brexit preparedness resources Brexit Customs Level 1 and 2 – CPD course Chartered Accountants Ireland, in association with the Irish Exporters Association, has launched a brand new continuous professional development (CPD) course - Brexit Customs Level 1 and 2 in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This course provides participants with insights into how to manage their dealings with EU/International customs efficiently and explores areas such as goods classification, origin, valuation and transit.  Brexit Customs Level 1 and 2 will run in the morning and evening respectively, and participants can book either the morning, or afternoon session, or both. Courses are being run in Belfast, Derry, Dublin and Newry. This course is suitable for accountants, and other business professionals, who have limited knowledge of customs. Attendees can be working in practice, finance, procurement, supply chain, operations or freight forwarding. No previous experience or knowledge of customs is required. Interested parties can visit the CPD programmes page of our website to learn more and register for the course.   Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses have been offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme – up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note to meet the following eligibility criteria that businesses will need: an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number; a CRO number; to be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application; to provide freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or; Are providing customs intermediary services; and are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity. HMRC – Customs funding The UK government have announced additional funding to support businesses with the costs of making customs declarations. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for funding ahead of the UK leaving the EU. Grants can be used to support: training costs for businesses who complete customs declarations, or who intend to in the future funding for IT improvement, which is available to small and medium sized employers who are currently involved in trade as an intermediary Applications can be made online, with the grant being offered within 30 days of applying.    Customs workshops Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses. You can read the course outline here. To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link. Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.

Sep 13, 2019
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  This week, read about the latest Brexit developments in the UK as the House of Commons passes a law to block no-deal Brexit, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meet in Dublin this morning. Also, read about the measures taken by the European Commission, Ireland and the UK in an effort to ramp up no-deal preparations. Opposition takes back control as UK House of Commons passes no-deal law Following the UK Parliament’s eventful return to session earlier last week, the House of Commons has successfully pushed through a historic vote, which has effectively taken a no-deal Brexit off the table. The opposition and backbench Members of Parliament have seized control of the Commons to pass emergency laws preventing the UK from leaving the EU without a deal. The legislation has now passed on to the House of Lords. It will then return to the House of Commons, and following royal assent, will immediately place a legal duty on the Prime Minister to delay Brexit until 31 January 2020, if a Brexit deal has not been agreed by 31 October. Additionally, UK MPs are set to vote on a snap election for the second time later today, after the first plan was rejected by an overwhelming two-thirds majority last week. On the Irish side, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Dublin this morning to continue discussions on Brexit and Nothern Ireland. The Taoiseach has stressed that the backstop is a critical component of the Withdrawal Agreement, and that avoiding a return to a hard border is the priority of the Irish Government   “Use disaster funds to mitigate Brexit impact”, proposes European Commission  The European Commission have released their latest Brexit preparedness communication –stressing upon its call to all EU27 countries to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. They have also issued a detailed “Brexit Preparedness Checklist” as guidance for companies trading in the EU. They have also proposed using the EU Solidarity Fund, emergency funds normally reserved for natural disasters, in order to help countries most adversely affected by a no-deal Brexit.   Speaking on the impact on Northern Ireland, the Commission has said that; even in the event of no-deal a special funding stream to support the Northern Ireland peace process known as the PEACE II fund will also be provided.    Planning for no-deal Brexit top priority, says Irish Government As preparations to mitigate the increasing risks of a no-deal Brexit in Ireland have been made a top priority by Cabinet earlier this week, the Irish Government has released a user-friendly digital guide further expanding on the nine practical steps businesses of all sizes must take now to prepare for Brexit. Read the full guide here.   HMRC announces additional £16 million funding to boost customs expertise The UK government have announced additional funding to support businesses with the costs of making customs declarations. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for funding ahead of the UK leaving the EU. Grants can be used to support: training costs for businesses who complete customs declarations, or who intend to in the future funding for IT improvement, which is available to small and medium sized employers who are currently involved in trade as an intermediary   Applications can be made online, with the grant being offered within 30 days of applying.    Brexit preparedness resources Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses have been offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme – up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note to meet the following eligibility criteria that businesses will need: an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number; a CRO number; to be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application; to provide freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or; Are providing customs intermediary services; and are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity. Customs workshops  Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses. You can read the course outline here. To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link. Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.

Sep 09, 2019
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This week, read about the latest Brexit developments in the UK as the House of Commons passes a law to block a no-deal Brexit. Also on the Brexit front, read about the measures taken by the European Commission, Ireland and the UK in an effoort to ramp up no-deal preparations. Opposition takes back control as UK House of Commons passes no-deal law Following the UK Parliament’s eventful return to session on Tuesday, the House of Commons has successfully pushed through a historic vote, which has effectively taken a no-deal Brexit off the table. The opposition and backbench Members of Parliament have seized control of the Commons to pass emergency laws preventing the UK from leaving the EU without a deal. The legislation has now passed on to the House of Lords. It will then return to the House of Commons, and following royal assent, will immediately place a legal duty on the Prime Minister to delay Brexit until 31 January 2020, if a Brexit deal has not been agreed by 31 October. Additionally, the Prime Minister’s plans for a snap general election in October have also been rejected by an overwhelming two-thirds majority in the House of Commons, On the Irish side, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is still set to meet The UK Prime Minister in Dublin next week (Monday 9 September) to continue discussions on Brexit and Nothern Ireland. “Use disaster funds to mitigate Brexit impact”, proposes European Commission The European Commission have released their latest Brexit preparedness communication –stressing upon its call to all EU27 countries to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. They have also issued a detailed “Brexit Preparedness Checklist” as guidance for companies trading in the EU. They have also proposed using the EU Solidarity Fund, emergency funds normally reserved for natural disasters, in order to help countries most adversely affected by a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on the impact on Northern Ireland, the Commission has said that; even in the event of no-deal a special funding stream to support the Northern Ireland peace process known as the PEACE II fund will also be provided.  Planning for no-deal Brexit top priority, says Irish Government As preparations to mitigate the increasing risks of a no-deal Brexit in Ireland have been made a top priority by Cabinet earlier this week, the Irish Government has released a user-friendly digital guide further expanding on the nine practical steps businesses of all sizes must take now to prepare for Brexit. Read the full guide here. HMRC announces additional £16 million funding to boost customs expertise The UK government have announced additional funding to support businesses with the costs of making customs declarations. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for funding ahead of the UK leaving the EU. Grants can be used to support: training costs for businesses who complete customs declarations, or who intend to in the future funding for IT improvement, which is available to small and medium sized employers who are currently involved in trade as an intermediary Applications can be made online, with the grant being offered within 30 days of applying.  Brexit preparedness resources Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses have been offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme – up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note to meet the following eligibility criteria that businesses will need: an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number; a CRO number; to be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application; to provide freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or; Are providing customs intermediary services; and are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity. Customs workshops Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses. You can read the course outline here. To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link. Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.  

Sep 06, 2019
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This week, read about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to suspend parliament as the 31 October Brexit deadline nears, and other recent Brexit developments.   UK parliament to be suspended as threat of hard Brexit intensifies UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that UK parliament will be suspended for more than a month starting September and will resume with the unveiling of a new legislative agenda in a Queen’s Speech on October 14 – little more than two weeks before the scheduled Brexit day of October 31. This decision comes as Parliament gears up to resume session tomorrow, and the Prime Minister strengthens his attempts to deliver a no-deal Brexit, given his decision to leave the EU on 31 October regardless of the outcome. In a letter written to Members of Parliament shortly after his announcement, the Prime Minister has outlined his plan and also confirmed that the debate on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019 would take place on 9 September.   Tánaiste embarks on European engagement tour Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney embarked on his European engagement tour earlier last week, as an opportunity to further reiterate the solidarity of the EU27 on Brexit. As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stays firm on his stance to abolish the backstop and deliver Brexit by the 31 October deadline, the Tanaiste has consistently spoken out saying “nothing credible has come from the UK government in terms of alternatives to the backstop” and that the UK needs to continue negotiations with the EU. Following this, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said earlier today, that he is open to discuss alternative proposals to the backstop when he meets the UK Prime Minister later this month.     Latest Brexit updates  With the 31 October Brexit deadline fast approaching, the Irish Government has released the second round of contingency planning updates focused on consumer impacts of a no-deal Brexit. In a recent press release, Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee has highlighted the consumer impact of Brexit by stating “immediate changes will include increased VAT, import tariffs and changes to consumer rights protection for products bought from the UK". Read more on the Irish Government’s Brexit resources.   Brexit preparedness resources Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses have been offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme – up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note to meet the following eligibility criteria that businesses will need: an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number; a CRO number; to be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application; to provide freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or; Are providing customs intermediary services; and are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity.   Customs workshops Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses. You can read the course outline here. To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link.   Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.

Sep 02, 2019
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This week, read about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to suspend parliament as the 31 October Brexit deadline nears, and other recent Brexit developments.   UK parliament suspended as threat of hard Brexit intensifies  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that UK parliament will be suspended for more than a month starting September and will resume with the unveiling of a new legislative agenda in a Queen’s Speech on October 14 – little more than two weeks before the scheduled Brexit day of October 31. This decision comes as the Prime Minister strengthens his attempts to deliver a no-deal Brexit, given his decision to leave the EU on that day, regardless of the outcome. In a letter written to UK Members of Parliament shortly after his announcement, the Prime Minister has outlined his plan and confirmed that the debate on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019 would take place on 9 September.   Tanaiste embarks on European engagement tour Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney embarked on his European engagement tour earlier this week as an opportunity to further reiterate the solidarity of the EU27 on Brexit. As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stays firm on his stance to abolish the backstop, the Tanaiste has spoken out saying “nothing credible has come from the UK government in terms of alternatives to the backstop” and that the UK needs to negotiate a deal with the EU. Following this, talks between the UK and European Union have intensified, as UK Chief Brexit Negotiator David Frost meets with the EU Article 50 Taskforce this morning.   Latest Brexit updates With the 31 October Brexit deadline fast approaching, the Irish Government has released the second round of contingency planning updates focused on consumer impacts of a no-deal Brexit. In a recent press release, Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee has highlighted the consumer impact of Brexit by stating “immediate changes will include increased VAT, import tariffs and changes to consumer rights protection for products bought from the UK". Read more on the Irish Government’s Brexit resources. Brexit preparedness resources Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit.  As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses have been offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme – up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note to meet the following eligibility criteria that businesses will need: an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number; a CRO number; to be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application; to provide freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or; Are providing customs intermediary services; and are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity.   Customs workshops Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses. You can read the course outline here. To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link.   Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.

Aug 30, 2019
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This week, the Irish Government is urging businesses to get Brexit ready and have outlined nine key steps to do so. In other news, read about the recent developments on Brexit negotiations between Irish and UK political leaders and the UK’s announcement that they will issue out EORI numbers to some 88,000 VAT registered businesses. Irish Government urges businesses to get Brexit ready With less than ten weeks to go to the 31 October deadline, the Irish Government is urging businesses to prepare for Brexit regardless of the outcome. The Government is directly appealing to a number of sectors of concern, such as; smaller businesses, construction and manufacturing companies, agri-food businesses, retailers and hauliers sourcing from and/or through the UK. The Irish Government have also highlighted the following nine steps to help businesses prepare better: Understand the new rules for UK importing and exporting Review your supply chain and UK market strategy Be aware of possible changes to transport and logistics Review all your certification, regulation and licencing Review your contracts and data management Ensure you are maximising Government Brexit programmes and supports Manage your cash flow, currency and make sure your banking is in order Protect and inform your staff Know more about the impact to your sector Read more on the Irish Government’s Brexit resources. Latest Brexit developments Both Irish and UK governments have ramped up Brexit preparations. With reports stating that only 10 per cent of Brexit loan schemes have been accessed, the Irish Government is communicating via emails, letters and customs workshops to encourage businesses to prepare. In the UK, HMRC have stated that they will issue out EORI numbers to some 88,000 VAT registered businesses. It is not immediately clear where such an initiative sits within the EU Union Customs Code as it seems HMRC still require non VAT registered businesses to apply individually. Meanwhile, it’s been reported that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to visit Dublin to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in September this year. The reports come as a follow up from their phone call earlier this week where both leaders “shared perspectives on the Withdrawal Agreement” and discussed the Common Travel Area and restoring power-sharing in Stormont. While the Taoiseach reiterated the EU position on the importance of the backstop and continued free trade on the island of Ireland, Mr. Johnson remained firm on his stance on abolishment of the backstop. He restated his point later that day in his letter to the EU President, Donald Tusk, where he referred to the backstop as “anti-democratic”. Leaked document highlights possibility of hard border in no-deal Brexit scenario  The UK government are now operating on the assumption that a hard border will return, reveals a leaked UK no-deal contingency planning document, codenamed Operation Yellowhammer. The papers also warn of potential unrest in Northern Ireland, such as civic unrest, road blockades, job losses and disruption to the agri-food sector, as well as an increase in smuggling and the potential for disruption to electricity supply.  Brexit preparedness resources Clear Customs – Essential customs training The Irish government have launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. As a part of the initiative led by Skillnet, businesses are being offered two main supports: An essential customs training programme delivered nationwide over six weeks providing skills necessary to make customs declarations Customs Financial Support payment to assist with the costs of hiring or assigning new staff to customs roles. The payment can be up to €6,000 per employee that completes the training programme - up to a maximum of 10 employees. Expressions of interest for the customs training programme and Customs Financial Support payment must be made via the Skillnet Ireland website before 20 September 2019. Readers should note that businesses will need to meet the following eligibility criteria: must have an EORI number from Revenue. Read our guidance on how to apply for an EORI number must have a CRO number must be registered with the Company Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application are providing freight, haulage, logistics services to, from or through the UK, or are providing customs intermediary services or are currently directly engaged in the import/ export, or are facilitating the import/export, of goods to, from, or through the UK and which will require new or increased customs clearance capacity Customs workshops Local Enterprise Offices are running customs workshops throughout the country from August to October to provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts and customs procedures to be adopted when trading with a country outside of the EU.  These courses are open to all businesses and you can read the course outline here.  To see locations, dates and how to book, go to this link. Irish Government Brexit Supports The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released a number of Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website. Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.    

Aug 23, 2019