Government urges businesses to prepare for Brexit with 8 weeks to go

  • Submitted 5 September 2019
  • Applicable Law European Union , UK , Ireland
  • Topic Brexit

The Irish Government has published 9 practical steps for all business - both large and small - to take in order to prepare for Brexit:

  • Review your supply chain and UK market strategy
  • Understand the new rules for importing from or exporting to the UK
  • Be aware of possible changes to transport and logistics for goods transiting via the UK
  • Review all your regulation, licensing and certification requirements
  • Review your contracts and your data management
  • Manage your cash flow, currency and banking
  • Protect and inform your staff
  • Take advantage of Government Brexit programmes and supports
  • Know more about the impact on your sector

The Government has published a user-friendly digital guide called "Get your Business Brexit Ready: Practical Steps", which can be found here.

Further Government announcements:

  • The Government has urged business owners to accelerate their Brexit preparations in light of the 8 week deadline.
  • An extension to the €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measure deadline has been announced, with one-one clinics being set up to assist with applications.
  • Free upcoming seminars are available on "Practical steps to keep agri-food trade moving" in various locations in Ireland.
  • Drivers with UK licences are being reminded they must exchange it for an Irish licence to ensure they can continue to drive on Irish roads.
  • Changes to online retail for consumers buying from the UK are highlighted as research is published by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Further information is available at

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