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Preparing for Brexit

Preparing for Brexit

The decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in changes, both here in Ireland and also for our EU partners. For information and guidance on preparedness, new rules for trading with the UK and a range of Government supports, go to our dedicated Brexit information pages.

Register with the Department

Register with the Department

To continue trading with the UK (i.e. importing or exporting) in plants, animals, or products of plant or animal origin, the person responsible for the consignment must register with the Department.

News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events

Latest news and events including registration for upcoming Getting Brexit Ready workshops for agri-businesses in Wexford (27 September) and Cork (30 September)

Guide to importing Animals and Animal Products from the UK post-Brexit

Guide to importing Animals and Animal Products from the UK post-Brexit

If you trade with the UK in animals or animal products (such as meat, dairy products or fishery products), there are steps you can take now to ensure that any potential disruptions to your business are reduced.

Trading in Plants and Plant produce with the UK

Trading in Plants and Plant produce with the UK

After the UK leaves the EU, traders of certain plants (such as trees, flowers or vegetables) or plant products (such as fruit, foliage or timber) must be registered with the Department and must prepare accompanying documents to be inspected as required.

Forestry trader notices and the requirement for wood packaging and pallets to be ISPM15 compliant

Forestry trader notices and the requirement for wood packaging and pallets to be ISPM15 compliant

Trader notices, registration procedures and a reminder that if your products are transported using wood packaging or pallets, ensure that the wood is International Standard for Phytosanitary Measure No. 15 ISPM15 compliant.

Rules for pet travel will change when the UK leaves the EU

Rules for pet travel will change when the UK leaves the EU

As a first step, you should contact your vet two months before your travel to start making the necessary arrangements in good time.

Useful Checklists, Resources and Guides

Useful Checklists, Resources and Guides

Further information from across government

Government Supports and Advice

Government Supports and Advice

Access information and supports to help your business prepare for Brexit

EU Preparedness Notices

EU Preparedness Notices

A series of notices outlining the consequences of the UK’s Departure from the EU across a range of sectors

Contact Us

Contact Us

You can contact our dedicated Brexit email address or Call Centre