Agriculture and environment - Brexit information

The UK is preparing to leave the European Union. There are two main options for leaving: with a ‘withdrawal agreement’ and period of time to put necessary arrangements in place; or without an agreed deal. A ‘no deal’ Brexit may have an impact on the agri-food industry and environmental policies.

NI information 

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has a page of Brexit quesions and answers on its website. This includes information about:

UK government information

The UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has guidance on a number of issues if there is a 'no deal' situation, including:

It also has guidance for the farming sector in general, explaining how a 'no deal' situation may affect other issues like:

  • EU funding
  • importing and exporting
  • employees
  • marketing standards
  • genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • pesticides and chemical regulations
  • trade agreements
  • tariffs
  • data protection

The Food Standards Agency also has guidance on preparing your business for EU exit.

It covers topics like health and identification marks, and importing high-risk food and animal feed.



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