We have been made aware today by the Defra forum for the movement of goods between GB and Northern Ireland that they will commence a series of workshops to discuss the practical implications of having a dual regulatory scheme in Northern Ireland. This is part of the changes the Government is planning to make unilaterally to the Northern Ireland protocol. We understand they will be issuing invitations to these workshops by the end of the week, with an introductory one taking place on Monday 4th July. If any member wishes to take part in these workshops and has not yet had an invitation, they can contact Alex Rennison who is the lead on this project for Defra. The BFFF will strive to attend the sessions and will feed out relevant information but we would also urge members to take part to ensure operational issues are discussed.
Jun 30th, 2022