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RTE reports of a group representing the fishing industry which has said the Brexit Action Plan published by the Government fails to deal with a range of issues immediately facing the sector.

The plan launched yesterday follows Britain's publication of draft legislation on how it wants to manage trade within its borders after Brexit.

The Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation has said State aid for fishermen will be imperative.

Chief Executive of the organisation Seán O'Donoghue said the plan "contains little new information and simply underlines the urgent need to secure a deal with the UK on fisheries".

Mr O'Donoghue said ensuring fishermen retain access to UK waters, as well as retaining the link with trade, "remains the number one priority".

More here on the challenges facing the sector.

Published in Fishing

Irish Government’s new Brexit plan will explicitly warn businesses that anyone trading with or moving goods through the UK will face changes, no matter the outcome of EU negotiations with Britain.

The plan, writes The Irish Times, is scheduled to be launched this week, most likely on Wednesday, amid renewed fears at Government level over the risks to the economy from Brexit.

Firms are expected to face difficulty getting shipments through ports unless they have completed the correct customs procedures. Trying to export or import without doing so will be “like going to the airport without your passport”, a source said.

The Government is concerned about the prospect of a limited trade deal, or a crash-out Brexit, next January, as well as the prospect of firms being blindsided by the conclusion of the current transition period, at the end of this year.

The plan will also contain an update on registrations for an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number, which is needed for firms doing business outside the EU. More than 67,000 firms have registered for their number, and these firms are responsible for some 96 per cent in terms of the value of export and 93 per cent of the value of imports.

Published in Ports & Shipping