Sector specific stakeholder readiness notices:
As of the end of the transition period, the UK will no longer participate in European Union policies and this will create strenuous pressure on business, stakeholders and citizens. The EU Commission Rediness Notices sets out the main areas of change that will take place in any event of the end of the transition period. The notices are for communication purposes and to enable businesses to prepare for these changes to avoid as many cost disruptions as possible.
Forestry and Wood Packaging Material:
In the case of a no deal Brexit, the Department of Agriculture food and Marine are advising companies who use Wood Packaging Material (WPM), this includes pallets, crates, dunnage etc, to make themselves aware of the ISPM 15 international standards by undergoing heat treatment and marking. To find out more about these procedures please visit DAFM Forestry.
If you are looking to contact an approved producer of ISPM No.15 wood and wood packaging material please see list HERE
The Health and Safety Authority- Chemicals, machinery, notified bodies
The HSA is calling on businesses that source chemical substances that are subject to REACH authorisation, granted by a UK supplier, to take steps to minimize potential business impact when trading arrangements change with the UK from 1 January 2021. Read Full HSA’s Guidance
To read more about the obligations businesses must prepare for before 31st Dec please read the HSA Brexit Overview
To view the full dedicated page for more information from the HSA in relation to machinery, chemicals and notified bodies please view Here
Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
The DAFM are calling on businesses to read the latest Brexit update and key messages to the retail forum. Important details such as new customs and SPG requirements will apply to trade with Great Britain. DAFM-Brexit-Updates-and-Key-messages