November 29th - UK’s HMRC - Moving Goods from the EU to Great Britain
This contains essential information for hauliers, intermediaries and drivers using the short straits to move goods from the EU to GB from 1 January 2022. Read Document Here
Press Release from the Department of Justice: Public consultation on reform of alcohol licensing Minister McEntee has launched a public consultation on reform of alcohol licensing laws, seeking views on issues such as opening hours, online and delivery sales, licensing processes, Nighclubs, late bars – Your views on reforms to build on practices adopted during Covid, such as outdoor dining. Read Full Press Release Here
UK SPS BORDER CONTROLS - The UK Government has issued an update on its new phased approach to import controls for products of animal origin and animal by-products from the European Union.
A six-page briefing note on this is available here and includes key dates with associated changes in requirements. It also includes a list of FAQs, resources and upcoming webinars on this subject.
November 17th - Brexit Import Controls Important information on Brexit import controls. Read more here
July 5th - EU-UK FTA Information - updated
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement at July 2021 – contains valuable information on EU-Northern Ireland Trade Protocols – Rules on Certificates of Origin – Importing via the UK – Customs Advice & dates to be award.
A document covering customs formalities between the UK and EU since January 1, 2021 is available below. The document was produced by France in the context of France-UK trade but is in English and may be useful to those involved in trade with the UK. Open Doc Here
IRISH-GERMAN TRADE AFTER BREXIT
Zeit magazine in Germany recently profiled how German businesses are seeking to offer their Irish counterparts an EU alternative to British suppliers following Brexit (read translated article here).
If this could be of interest to your business, please contact the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
PBN User Guide and additional clarification on ENS Further guidance has issued in relation to the completion of Pre-Boarding notifications. It is important to ensure that the data held within the Import declaration and the Entry summary declaration are correct, this includes the arrival times entered on those declarations.
Requirements for AIS and AEP for the purpose of availing of the preference code 300 Please see eCustoms notification 036 2020: CLICK HERE This outlines the requirements for AIS and AEP for the purpose of availing of the preference code 300. If you are getting an error on an entry in relation to Preference code 300 please send us (email@example.com) the transaction id and Revenue will be able to investigate it for you.
From the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Information is available on the FSAI - SEE HERE
EU-UK FTA INFORMATION Chambers Ireland have put together an information sheet on EU-UK FTA. For further information regarding Certs of Origin, VAT and EU-NI Trade, download the document below: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
REVENUE UPDATE Guidance in relation to the Pre-Boarding notification
Revenue issued a press release this morning, Tuesday 5 January, with advice to hauliers and truck drivers moving goods from Great Britain (GB) into Irish ports.FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE
A Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) user guide has been added to the website. This is availableVIA THIS LINK
Revenue has also set up a dedicated email support service to deal with all PBN related queries at customsPBN@revenue.ie
INFORMATION FROM REVENUE on the origin of comingled products
For non-preferential origin by the EU Union Customs Code Delegated Act Annex 22 01, the origin of comingled products is obtained using an inventory management system. This means some mixed products would be declared as of one country of origin while others would be declared as another country of origin in proportion to the total product from each country. Tariffs are paid accordingly. It will just go in as two line items instead of one.
The Brexit Readiness Checklist highlights some of the key actions that businesses can take to get ready for the changes Brexit will bring from 1 January 2021. The checklist includes links to the relevant Agencies who can provide the necessary guidance and support to businesses.
As one of our closest trading and business partners, this will mean change for all Irish businesses – regardless of location, size or sector.
There is no single approach to Getting Brexit Ready and there is uncertainty regarding what Brexit will mean in practice. However, there are 9 key steps that every business should review to see what actions they need to take to be as prepared as possible:
9 Key Steps to Review
Review your supply chain and UK market strategy
Understand the new rules for importing from or exporting to the UK
Be aware of possible changes to transport and logistics for goods transiting via the UK
Review all your regulation, licencing and certification requirements
Review your contracts and your data management
Manage your cash flow, currency and banking
Protect and inform your staff
Take advantage of Government Brexit programmes and supports
Know more about the impact on your sector
If you're worried about how Brexit will impact your business or simply want to find out more visit the following websites for the latest updates and resources.
Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented this morning on the UK's formal departure from the European Union taking place today.
"Today marks a very sad day for businesses in Ireland with the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU. Businesses will now hope for a comprehensive, ambitious series of agreements to underpin the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
Throughout the Brexit referendum processes and subsequent negotiations we expressed our regret at the UK’s decision to leave the EU. However, it is with a sense of suspended disbelief that as the UK departs, businesses in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the rest of the EU have no idea what they now need to prepare for at the end of the transition period.
The unilateral dismissal by the British Government of the mutually agreed option in the Withdrawal Agreement to avail of a two-year extension to the transition agreement must also be taken seriously. As the negotiations for phase two now commence, the realisation of the compromises and concessions required to reach agreement on specific issues will become very real, very quickly and time is on nobody’s side. The cost to business, and the resulting impact on employment and taxes, of this ongoing uncertainty is unquantifiable.
The negotiation and ratification of a comprehensive and ambitious Free Trade Agreement will be a challenge, particularly as there is no precedent for this kind of negotiation where both the UK and the EU will be worse off, rather than better off, following the agreement of a deal.
In Ireland, the incoming Government must ensure that our interests are protected in this next round of negotiations. This will be best achieved by working with the Commission, and other Member States, to agree a negotiating position that supports and sustains a close trading relationship.
It is vital that an agreement facilitates the continuation of the incredibly strong relationship that exists between British and Irish businesses.
Cliff-hangers belong in serial dramas, not in the real economy. We continue to advise all businesses in Ireland to prepare for the possibility of a cliff edge exit on 31 December 2020 and also to engage with any companies in their supply chain either in, or with exposure to, the UK to ensure appropriate measures are being put in place."
For further information please contact Gabriel Doran, Communications & Media Executive on 01 400 4331, 086 608 1605 or email Gabriel.Doran@chambers.ie
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DROGHEDA & DISTRICT CHAMBER
WHO ARE WE?
We are Drogheda & District Chamber, located in Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. As the leading business organisation in Drogheda, our mission is simple, to promote, engage, support, and ultimately make business better for our members and the wider community. We are a volunteer led organisation and for over 125 years Drogheda & District Chamber has been the beating heart of the business community.
How we collect information about you
When you browse our website www.droghedachamber.ie, we may ask for personal information such as your name, email address. We may also collect information about you when you are on the internet such as the website you came from, IP address, domain types, i.e., .co.uk and.com), your browser type the country where your internet service provider is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during your visit and search terms that you used. This information is only used for our own research and to improve our service to you. We will only collect your personal information when you provide
it to us, when you email us, send an enquiry through our “Contact Us” page and when you subscribe to any of our services. Drogheda & District Chamber use the social media platforms of Facebook, and Twitter to keep our members informed of events and services which we consider may be of interest..
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website, we collect particular information related to your device, such as the IP address, referring website, details of the pages your device visited and the time that your device visited our website.
Drogheda & District Chamber respect your right to privacy, and we will only collect personal information when you provide this to us. When you submit an email enquiry, subscribe to our mailing list or newsletter or register for an event, or complete any of our on line forms we will process your personal information for specific purposes which allow us to provide and deliver our services to you. The categories of personal information that we collect from you include, names, email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers, transactional information (including invoices due and paid).
How We Use Your Personal Information
Drogheda & District Chamber will process your personal information for a variety of legal purposes, including but not limited to the following:
• To provide services to members and potential members
• Networking opportunities
• To respond to any communications, you might send to us
• To send you email alerts and newsletters that you have opted in to receive
• Educational events
• Promoting members
• Start Up Business Assistance
• Process membership transactions (including transaction confirmations and invoices
• Send members industry updates, event/news/notifications, and administrative communications
• Manage members use of our services and to respond to enquiries and comments and provide membership services and support
Use of Non-Personal Information
We gather statistical and analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website www.droghedachamber.ie. This non-personal information encompasses data that cannot be used to identify you.
Our Legal Bases to Process Your Personal Information
We detail below our identified legal bases which allow is to process your personal information:
• Processing is necessary for the performance of a Contract to which the Data Subject is party or to take steps at the request of the Data Subject prior to entering. The Contract
• Legal Obligation
• Legitimate Interest of the Data Controller
• Public Interest
If we process personal information based on your Consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.
Sharing of Personal Information
There may be occasions when it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our external working Partners and Stakeholders for the purposes of providing our services to you. We detail below some of our external Third Partners; however, this is information is not an exhaustive list.
• Web Hosting Company
• Saas Providers
• Email Platform
• Payroll Provider
There may also be occasions when in accordance with Independent Statutory Legislation we are obligated to share personal information. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Is Personal Data Transferred outside the EEA?
We do not knowingly transfer personal information outside the EEA, however our CRM system is Hub Spot and is hosted in Europe.
How we keep your Personal information Safe
Drogheda & District Chamber are committed to the protection and security of your personal information. We use a variety of technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from, “unauthorised use, and access, accidental loss, unlawful destruction, alteration, unlawful disclosure. As effective as security practices are, no physical or electronic system is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our data base or can we guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded at every level of our organisation. We will continue to revise policies and procedures and review our systems and we will implement additional security features as new technologies become available. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. When we receive your personal information, we use appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being compromised in any way. When you contact us to ask about your personal information, we may ask you to identify yourself, this is to help protect your personal information.
How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?
We process and retain personal information to meet our legal and regulatory requirements and for as long as necessary to enable Drogheda & District Chamber to provide our services to our members. It is not our practice to retain personal information for longer than is considered necessary.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not access, use, or provide any personal information on www.droghedachamber.ie or through any of its features. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, without parental consent, we will delete that information.
Your Personal information Rights
In accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation and The Data Protection Act 2018 you are afforded the following rights in certain circumstances. However, not all “Rights” are absolute, and exemptions may apply.
Right of Access: You have the right to obtain confirmation from us whether or not we process personal information about you and where that is the case, access to the personal data, including the purposes of the processing and the categories of personal data concerned. The recipients or categories or recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed.
You may also submit a written request for a copy of personal information you believe we may be processing about you. Upon such a written request, Drogheda & District Chamber will verify the validity of the request for security purposes. Your subject access request will be responded to within thirty days, However, where the request is unreasonable, or onerous such requests will be responded to within a two-month time period.
Right to Rectification: You have the right to the rectification of inaccurate personal information about you without undue delay.
Right to Erasure: You may ask us to delete your personal information, however this is not an absolute right and any such request will be considered in connection with our legal obligations and under the legal framework of the EU GDPR
Right to Restricting and Objecting: You have the right to restrict or object to us using your personal information.
Right to Data Portability: Upon your written request, where possible we can share a digital copy of your personal information with you or another organisation.
How to contact us
Should you have any questions regarding how we process your personal information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also address your correspondence The Data Protection Compliance Officer, Drogheda & District Chamber, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland.
The Data Commissioners Office can be contacted at www.dataprotection.ie
Updated - December 2020