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BIFA Kent & East Sussex - Regional Members' Meeting (Feb 2019)

Starts:  Tue. 19 Feb 2019  at 09:30 AM
Venue: Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Ave, Ashford TN24 8UX   -  Map

Presentation by the DEFRA EU Exit Team who approached BIFA HQ for access to our members who are involved in food, plants & animals. Members will also get information on BIFA activity with HM Revenue and Customs and other Governmental/regulatory bodies at national level. Click title for more details.


09.30 to 10.00


Registration including teas and coffees

10.00 to 10.10


Welcome by Robert Windsor

10.10 to 13.00


Andrew Fiddy

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications | Exports and   Imports, EU Exit | Biosecurity and Food Projects Directorate

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

  • What will D1ND look like?
  • What Regulations will apply?  What will happen in places like Dover where   there is no IT Infrastructure etc.?
    • How will they be applied
  • Short v Long Term Solutions e.g. training vets   etc.
  • What will happen to shipments arriving in EU   before coming to UK?
  • New INS system replacing Traces
  • Relationship DEFRA v FSA v Port Health to be   explained
  • DEFRA contacts in regions for Regional Consultants to speak to

13.00 to 14.00



14.00 to 14.10


Welcome by Robert Catt – Kent & East Sussex   Chairman

14.10 to 14.15



14.15 to 14.45


Richard Catt–John Mercer-Paul Newman-Report on Customs   Policy Group meeting with HMRC on BREXIT planning

14.45 to 15.15


Richard Catt-John Mercer-Paul Newman- Report on Customs   Policy Group meeting + CDS

15.15 to 15.25


Refreshment Break

15.25 to 15.45


Robert Windsor- Report on Surface Policy Group meeting

15.45 to 16.00


Tony Tutt- Border Force Dover

16.00 to 16.20


Tim Reardon-Port of Dover

16.20 to 16.40


John Keefe- Eurotunnel

16.40 to 17.00


Any other business

Prior notification to attend is needed so if you are interested contact your Consultant to BIFA, Paul Newman at paul@pnauk.com.

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