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Organics to Northern Ireland - Government can reimburse organic certification costs

02 Mar 2021 2:52 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

The Movement Assistance Scheme will now cover the cost of Organic Certificate of Inspections for goods moving from GB to NI

Traders moving organic products to Northern Ireland are now eligible for support following the expansion of a scheme designed to ease the flow of agri-food goods from Great Britain, Defra has announced today.

The Movement Assistance Scheme means traders do not need to pay certain certification costs for moving agri-food goods, with the costs incurred by those certifying the products - now including organic control bodies - reimbursed by government up to a set amount.

The scheme also includes a dedicated helpline for general enquiries and together these measures are making it easier to move agri-food goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. During January, over 100 organisations signed to up to the scheme, with the costs of over 4,000 export health certificates covered.

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