The deadline for conducting physical import checks on goods at the border would be postponed, along with a suspension for all other new requirements that were planned to be brought in on that date (e.g., Safety & Security declarations for hauliers, phytosanitary certificates for food etc).
HTA members are encouraged to contact their local MP ahead of the Peat Consultation Deadline (18th March), ensuring our industry is heard and understood on this issue by politicians is vital. Below is a suggested letter template for you use which highlights the wider industry arguments the HTA are making. Please feel free to personalise this form of words to highlight what your business does, your impact on the local community, your experiences with peat and how this impacts you. Text highlighted in yellow needs your input before sending.
Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland - consultation response
The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a Consultation on the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland emerging from the already published Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio. The Framework charts the way forward for a future agricultural policy which better meets Northern Ireland’s needs and we look forward to hearing your views on the range of associated policy proposals that are being developed to achieve its four key outcomes of increased productivity, environmental sustainability, improved resilience and an effective functioning supply chain.