Shellfish Association of Great Britain – support for shellfish businesses during EU Exit
The Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) has recently secured funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to help shellfish businesses prepare for the possible ‘No Deal Brexit’ on the 31st October.
The Business Readiness Fund has provided a grant to allow the SAGB to deliver support to the shellfish industry across the UK and it will be delivered via three projects.
- The first of these projects is to produce and disseminate an Information Pack specifically for the shellfish industry. This will be made up with different sections such as exporting, Export Health Checks’s, labelling, border issues etc.
This is currently under development and will, hopefully, be available in hard copy or electronically, for distribution from 2nd October. If you would like one please email ShellfishAssociation@gmail.com .
- A Brexit Readiness Workshop is the second part and this will be held in London at Fishmongers’ Hall on the 18th October and will cover a variety of shellfish related topics of interest. We are expecting there will be speakers on shellfish fishing matters, exporting procedures, importing, freight-forwarding, customs tariffs and from the Department of Trade.
If you would like to come along please email ShellfishAssociation@gmail.com and do let us know if you have any specific questions you need answering at the event.
It is likely that demand for this will be strong, and places limited, so we advise early booking.
- Thirdly, there will be Bespoke advice available on any shellfish Brexit issues, any questions that you have for your business which you haven’t had answered yet please contact us, either by the usual methods, or at the email ShellfishAssociation@gmail.com