Brexit and Import Controls: Learnings and Advice


1. Online webinar recordings:

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published a series of recent webinars to its YouTube channel. This channel now has an extensive playlist of 70+ videos covering important information related to the impact of Brexit on Irish agri-food and agriculture. View the Department’s YouTube playlist.



2. Documentation of inspection fees and arrivals to Dublin Port:


It has also published two other relevant documents, including:



3.Glossary of terms

The Department has also issued a glossary of acronyms that have been commonly used in its webinars. These are below:


AFIT – Agricultural Field Inspection Testing (this is an internal Department system that staff use to interact with the declarations made on INIS (Import Notification and Inspection System).


AIS – Automated Import System


BCP – Border Control Post


CHED – Common Health Entry Document (PP – plants and plant products, A – live animals, P – animal products, D – pesticides)


CP – Composite Product


FSAI – Food Safety Authority of Ireland


HC – Health Cert


ICS – Import Control System


INIS – Import Notification and Inspection System


IUU – Illegal, unreported, unregulated


MRN – Movement Reference Number


NCTS – New Computerised Transit System


OV – Official Veterinarian


PA – Private Attestation


PBN – Pre Boarding Notification


POAO – Product of Animal Origin


PPOAO – Processed Product of Animal Origin


SFPA – Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority


SPS – Sanitary and Phytosanitary


TAN – Trader Account Number  (this is the financial account you get with Revenue when you register for your EORI)


TRACES NT – Trade Control and Expert System New Technology


Vet 15 – Research and Diagnostic Sample License