DBEI Getting Business Ready Overview

Getting Business Brexit Ready The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and we are now in a transitional period until 31 December 2020. During this time, the UK remains part of the EU Single Market and Customs Union so EU rules and regulations continue to apply. […]

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Transport 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

2.   Connectivity, Transport & Travel 2.1.   Connectivity Given Ireland’s unique geographic position, securing effective connectivity between Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU has been a key priority of the Government’s Brexit planning. Key aspects relating to connectivity, including in areas such as aviation and road haulage remain subject to the ongoing negotiations […]

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General Sept 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

Introduction This Brexit Readiness Action Plan supports and promotes the necessary preparations for the substantial and enduring changes that will arise at the end of the transition period in less than four months’ time, on 31 December 2020. In many respects it draws on the Government’s Brexit Contingency Plans of December 2018 and July 2019. […]

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Trade in Goods 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

2.   Trade in Goods 2.1.   Trade in Goods From 1 January, 2021, regardless of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. This means any business that moves goods from, to or through the UK will be subject to a range of […]

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Services 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

Trade in Services 2.1.   Trade in Services From 1 January 2021, regardless of the outcome of ongoing negotiations, the UK will no longer apply the rules of the EU’s Single Market for Services. This will mean an end to the automatic facility in EU law that has generally allowed UK businesses, as businesses established in […]

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Justice and Data 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

Other Sectoral Issues 2.1.   Judicial and Law Enforcement Cooperation Judicial and Law Enforcement Cooperation between Ireland and the UK remains of primary importance including in the context of Northern Ireland. Measures, though less optimum than the current EU framework, will be put in place to ensure a viable extradition system with the UK, and to […]

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North- South & East- West 2020 Irish Gov Guidance

North-South & East-West Relations 2.1.   Northern Ireland and Implementation of the Protocol The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (“the Protocol”) is an integral part of the Withdrawal Agreement. It is a comprehensive and legally operative solution that addresses the challenges of Brexit on the island of Ireland. Regardless of the outcome of the future partnership negotiations […]

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Getting Business Brexit Ready Dept BEI

Getting Business Brexit Ready How will Brexit affect my business? Supply chain Customs Tariffs/Duty Certification, Regulation and Licensing Currency Movement  Working Capital and Funding Data Protection  Sectoral information Brexit could affect your business in a number of different ways. Under EU law, businesses have different responsibilities depending on where they are situated in the supply […]

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Sectoral Preparation Dept BEI

Sectoral Information Some sectors are exposed to different Brexit-related issues than others, or are exposed to a greater extent. Below you will find information on sector-specific Brexit-related issues. Retail Distribution chains within the retail sector are highly integrated across Ireland and the UK. Many retail businesses, from independent retailers to large international chains directly or […]

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Brexit Planning and Action Structures

1. Brexit Planning and Action Structures Since before the Brexit referendum took place, the Government has been preparing for different possible scenarios. On the day of the referendum vote on 24 June 2016, our initial contingency planning was made publicly available. This framework was central to the development of Ireland’s position in the negotiations on […]

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North South Relations July 2019

Northern Ireland and North-South Relations The Government has consistently highlighted the risks that Brexit poses for Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement, and repeatedly underlined that a no deal Brexit is in no one’s interests, least of all for the people of Northern Ireland who will be most affected. The Protocol on Ireland and […]

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Economic and Budgetary Response July 2019

Economic and Budgetary Response Ireland is facing the challenge of Brexit in a strong economic position, with record employment levels and unemployment down to 4.5 per cent – the lowest since 2005. The IMD’s latest report ranked Ireland as the world’s seventh most competitive economy (out of 63 economies assessed) and second most competitive economy […]

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Stakeholder Engagement July 2019

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement In recent months, the Government’s stakeholder outreach and communications activities have increasingly focused on preparing businesses and citizens for the practical implications of Brexit, including a no deal scenario. Communications: Public Information and Outreach Across government departments and state agencies, extensive work has taken place to inform businesses and citizens about […]

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Contingency Plan Update July 2019 Summary

Executive Summary This update to the Brexit Contingency Action Plan takes place in the context of the extension of the Brexit Article 50 process until 31 October 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020), which was agreed by the European Council at its meeting on 10 April. The Conclusions of that European Council make clear that there can be no opening […]

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Trading with the UK (revised)

Trading with the UK Last updated: 2 April 2019 Published: 28 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Goods: For all businesses trading with the UK Goods: For traders who may have VAT liabilities in the UK post-Brexit Goods: For traders trading in excisable products Goods: For traders importing animal or animal products Goods: For […]

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Trading with the UK

Trading with the UK Published: 28 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Goods: For all businesses trading with the UK Goods: For traders who may have VAT liabilities in the UK post Brexit Goods: For traders trading in excisable products Goods: For traders importing animal or animal products Goods: For traders importing plants and […]

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Regulation and Licensing

Certification, Regulation and Licensing Published: 28 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach For all businesses For companies sourcing products from the UK For companies importing chemicals from the UK Professional qualifications & licences to practise For all businesses Certificates, licences and authorisations are required for trade in the EU for many types of goods […]

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain Last updated: 1 March 2019 Published: 27 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach If you trade with the UK or your supply chain is partly dependant on the UK you may need to take steps to mitigate the impact of Brexit. Businesses should review their operations to see if they rely on […]

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Administration and Finance

Administration and Banking Published: 27 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Banking & Financial Services Commercial Contracts Financial risk & currency management Energy Supply Banking & Financial Services There has been significant work at the national and EU level to ensure continuity of service across banking, payments, insurance and financial markets post-Brexit. It is […]

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Daily Life

Daily Life Last updated: 28 February 2019 Published: 27 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Healthcare Finances Energy Supply Food Supply Mobile phones & roaming Consumer Rights Data Protection Brexit is likely to affect some day-to-day consumer issues, particularly in a no deal scenario. In such a no deal scenario, the departure of the […]

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Travelling And Visiting

Travelling and Visiting Last updated: 28 February 2019 Published: 27 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Flying Driving Cross border public transport services Mobile phones & roaming Travelling with pets There is a very high volume of travel between Ireland and the UK, from tourists and people visiting friends and family to people commuting […]

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Family and Misc.

Legal Matters & Rights Published: 27 February 2019 From: Department of the Taoiseach Ireland and the UK both have a common law system, enjoy a Common Travel Area, which includes certain legal rights, and are currently both members of the EU and its supporting legal rules. The Irish and UK Governments are working to ensure […]

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Getting Business Brexit Ready [Feb 2019]

Getting Business Brexit Ready As it stands, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union as of 11pm on Friday, 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). As of 30 March 2019, the UK will be a third country. If the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified before 30 March 2019, most of the legal effects of Brexit will apply […]

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