Irish food companies should consider signing up to an international authorisation scheme and look at ways to avoid routing products through the UK, a major report on Brexit has recommended.
The report, which was commissioned by Bord Bia, is among a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of Brexit on the sector.
Irish food and drink companies are the most exposed to the economic shock caused by the UK’s imminent departure from the European Union.
The report, released yesterday, suggests ways for companies in the sector to redesign their supply chains, including by registering for and achieving authorised economic operator (AEO) status.
AEO certification is an international initiative to ensure that supply chains are secure and controlled from the point of origin through…