Northern Ireland: Events and Training

This page provides you with links InterTradeIreland events and various bodies who have informational support in the context of the new trading environment.

View InterTradeIreland webinars packed with helpful advice on adjusting to the new trade-deal and managing your business post-Brexit, practical advice on how to help your business prepare for the end of the transition period and insights around the current negotiations as well as practical advice on how to help your business prepare for the end of the transition period.

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The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has responsibility for food, farming, environmental, fisheries, forestry and sustainability policy and the development of the rural sector in Northern Ireland.  View their expert guides, detailed webinars, specialist advice clinics and upcoming and past webinars including Invest NI’s latest EU exit news, previous webinar events. These include include Animal Health Regulations, The Digital Assistance Scheme (DAS) designed to support the continued movement of agri-food goods and live animals from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI) and Rules of Origin.

EURES is the European employment services, a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the EU 27 countries. The EURES Ireland/Northern Ireland Cross-Border Partnership was established to help make things easier for those who wish to commute daily or weekly across the border in order to work. View upcoming and past related webinars including business support, cross-border tax and social security and employability events on what grants and supports are out there to help you recruit new staff, information and advice on recruiting cross border workers in Ireland and how to tap in to potential skills pool in the cross-border region.

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The Northern Ireland Assembly examines what the Northern Ireland Executive (Government) is doing, makes new laws on devolved matters and debates the issues of the day. The Northern Ireland Assembly list Brexit Related Events / Conferences / Seminars. Previous events organised by Centre on Constitutional Change, Institute for Government (IFG), Confederation of British Industry (CBI), UK in a Changing Europe, Queen’s University, Belfast which examples of events which include The Ireland-Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, Brexit Briefing (Northern Ireland) and Citizenship in Northern Ireland after Brexit. An archive of prior events dating back to 2016 is available. 

Northern Ireland Customs and Trade Academy

The Northern Ireland Customs & Trade Academy (NICTA) is a new online learning platform preparing firms for new processes involved in moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol that started on 1 January 2021.  NICTA is supported by the Trader Support Service and offers short webinars on core topics relating to changes to Northern Ireland trade which took effect on 1 January 2021. These webinars complement longer courses and how-to guides and include past webinars including return goods relief, temporary admission and onward supply relief, Inward Processing, Authorised Use and customs excise warehouse, how to prepare for supplementary declarations and VAT & GB: NI Trade. 

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A list of events managed by nibusinessinfo.co.uk is a free service offered by Invest Northern Ireland, with events organised by Institute of Export and International Trade, the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and council events. Examples of upcoming events include, the basic procedures, terminology and documentation involved in importing, all the key areas of trade a business needs to familiarise themselves with to export successfully, what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently for import and export of goods, a one day training course that will help delegates to understand the Northern Ireland Protocol and the history and background of Incoterms and provides an overview of what they do and do not cover.

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