DEFRA Technical Notices Relating to EU Exit
Prime Minister Theresa May, recently set out plans to publish a series of technical notices outlining preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit.
In a notice received by DEFRA it states: "The Government does not want or expect a no deal scenario and is committed to achieving a deal with the EU. However it is right that, as a responsible government, we continue to prepare for all scenarios, including the unlikely event of no deal"
These technical notices are designed to provide businesses and individuals with more information on the considerations they should undertake in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
They will be published by Departments across Government in three tranches over the coming weeks, with Defra publishing notices on a range of policy areas.
The first tranche of these notices have been published this week, which include four Defra technical notices. These cover the following issues and can be found at the below links:
- Farm payments
- Rural development programme funding
- Developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- Producing and processing organic food
DEFRA will continue to engage with industry over the coming weeks and months as they further develop plans and preparations. If you would like to discuss these notices further, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org.