The food and drink sector is a hugely important part of the Welsh economy with much of its trade involving EU countries.
A joint letter from Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, and Andy Richardson, Chair of the Food and Drink Industry Board for Wales, urges all Welsh food and drink businesses to keep preparing for Brexit.
To do so, they highlight the following channels, which can offer businesses support:
The Business Wales website provides legal advice from the UK Government on how businesses can best prepare for Brexit, as well as a self-assessment tool to gauge your business readiness and to offer you further support and guidance. You can also get advice from the Business Wales Helpline by phoning 03000 6 03000, or keep up-to-date with developments on Twitter or by signing up to the Food & Drink Wales digital newsletter.
The Cywain Project offers food and drink businesses a bespoke self-assessment diagnostic, along with personalised advice. To access this service, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Preparing Wales website gives the most up-to-date guidance on process changes for business across a wide range of industries, including in farming, fishing, and in food production and exports.
The UK Government website links to additional information from DEFRA and HMRC (e.g. EORI Number, Export Health Certificates).
For those who will need to apply for settled status after Brexit please see the support on the Preparing Wales website
Posted on: Monday 30th September 2019