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 goods or services that come through or from the UK and vice versa. This includes where businesses indirectly source materials, stock, ingredients or any other types of goods though a distributor or wholesaler.

Steps you can take include:

  • Where your supply chain does involve the UK, you are advised to make contact with your UK suppliers, service providers, logistics companies, wholesalers or distributors, to seek assurances about the continuity of the goods and services you rely on to do business.
  • You should also check if your non-UK suppliers move goods through the UK, as there may be delays and cost implications such as supply, customs, tariffs and related impacts.
  • You might also consider sourcing your goods or services in Ireland or elsewhere in the EU, if you have any concerns about continuity of your supply chain.
  • You should contact your UK customers to discuss how you will continue to trade post Brexit.

To help you assess the impact of Brexit on your supply chain there are a number of Government supports available:

Find out about the full range of Programmes Funds and Supports here.

For further detail on import/export requirements please see Trading with the UK and Certification, Regulation and Licensing .

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