Minister Charlie McConalogue has welcomed confirmation that Brexit customs supports will be extended to businesses for the first quarter of the year.
Since the beginning of 2021, businesses, trading either with or through Great Britain, are subject to a range of new customs formalities and other regulatory requirements.
“Clear Customs” virtual training has been offered to staff on how to effectively complete a customs declaration and avoid the challenges. More than 150 Donegal participants have registered so far.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills, Niall Collins TD have this week announced a new 2-day online specialised course for those directly involved in the agriculture import and export sector, created in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture.
Speaking today, Minister McConalogue said: “The challenges of Brexit are front and centre of business planning in the first months of 2021. This training is invaluable to those businesses that import or export goods in or out of the UK and will make businesses aware of the particular customs declarations needed.”
Over 3,000 people have undertaken or are in the process of undertaking the “Clear Customs” training to date. 232 participants have enrolled in the module designed for the agriculture import and export sector.
Clear Customs from Skillnet Ireland is an initiative to support Irish companies trading with and through Great Britain in developing the capacity to deal with new customs requirements arising from Brexit. Participants that successfully complete this free Clear Customs training are eligible for a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Customs Clearance Procedures awarded.