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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up 6 October

11 October 2019
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Brexit round-up w/e 6 October. UK publishes proposals for Ireland/Northern Ireland protocols and UK No-deal Brexit preparations continue.

Brexit Developments


UK publish proposals for a protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland: The UK sent its proposals for an alternative to the backstop to the EU on 2nd October. In essence the proposal is regulatory alignment on goods but not on customs but with checks, where needed, taking place away from the border and that Stormont would be responsible for approving the deal and renewal at four year intervals. Reaction has been mixed so far with the European Parliament, Irish Government and UK business bodies being negative but the EU Commission President a little more positive indicating a willingness to engage in talks. View >   European parliament >   Federation of Small Businesses >   Food and Drink Federation >   EU Commission President >   EU Commission President >  Boris Johnson statement to House of Commons >

UK No-deal Brexit preparations continue: 
Further information and guidance has been issued by Government departments as follows:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Details of ‘Get ready for Brexit’ events. View >
  • Step by step guide to importing: View >
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards: Updated guidance on product safety and legal metrology. View >
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Guidance for sectors covered by the department: View >
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs:
  • Egg marketing standards. View >
  • Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS). View >
  • Importing and exporting waste. View >

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