28. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures being taken to seek new markets for Irish agriculture in the context of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18265/18 asked on 26 Apr 2018 - Brexit Issues)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The pursuit and development of new markets for Irish agri-food exports is of course an ongoing and central component of the strategic development of the agri-food sector, as evidenced by its placement right at the centre of Food Wise 2025, the industry’s strategy for development over the coming decade. Indeed, this is all the more relevant after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, which presents significant new challenges for t...

104. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Finance the steps being taken by his Department and the Revenue Commissioners, including consultations with the EU Commission and UK government, to ensure that there is no disruption to cross-Border movements of excisable goods under duty suspension between here and Northern Ireland post-Brexit once the UK leaves the excise movement control system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7720/18 asked on 14 Feb 2018 - Brexit Issues)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The future arrangements that will apply to cross border movements of excisable goods will depend on the outcome of discussion on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. In accordance with EU rules, it will technically be the case that if such an agreement does not provide for UK participation in the EU excise movement control system, importers of excisable goods will still have the facility to import such goods from the UK with payment o...