Movement Assistance Scheme expanded to support organic produce

Mar 23, 2021

Traders moving organic products to NI are now eligible for support following the expansion of a scheme designed to ease the flow of agri-food goods from GB.

The Movement Assistance Scheme means traders do not need to pay certain certification costs for moving agri-food goods, with the costs incurred by those certifying the products - now including organic control bodies - reimbursed by government up to a set amount. The scheme also includes a dedicated helpline for general enquiries and together these measures are making it easier to move agri-food goods from GB to NI. During January, over 100 organisations signed to up to the scheme, with the costs of over 4,000 export health certificates covered. For more information about this announcement read here,  and for more information on the new scheme, read here.