Events > Midlands Engine: Successfully export into Ireland and the wider EU

Midlands Engine Food and Drink Programme

Levelling Up:
Successfully export into
Ireland and the wider EU

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In association with OCO Global, DIT Midlands are inviting Food and Drink companies in the region to take part in this 3-step campaign, giving businesses in-depth knowledge and training around exporting into Ireland (and the EU) followed by a virtual Meet the Buyer opportunity with importers, buyers, and distributors from the Republic of Ireland.

About Ireland:

As one of Britain’s closest neighbours, and largest export partners, Ireland is a key market for Midlands Food and Drink businesses who are looking to expand globally. Much of the practical content that you will learn in this series will be transferable knowledge for exporting to the rest of the EU, but we will focus in on Ireland-specific trends, demands and opportunities with buyers in Ireland, ensuring that participants gain valuable knowledge and contacts through this programme to either start or propel you along on your exporting journey.

Topics covered in this series of events will include:

  • Doing Business in Ireland and opportunities for Food and Drink in market
  • Post-2021 customs procedures, duties, VAT, transiting via Northern Ireland, certification plus SPS measures
  • Labelling for Ireland and EU markets
  • Logistics advice and support


With specialist speakers:

  • BDO
  • Mintel
  • CertLabel
  • Experienced Midlands Exporter to IRE, Warp Snacks
  • More to be confirmed in the coming weeks

Who should attend:

  • New to export or not currently exporting but have previously
  • Companies who are exporting or selling online to Ireland and the EU but don’t feel confident with the changes that have taken place since January 2021
  • Exporters who export outside of the EU currently, but now are looking to expand their global coverage
  • Experienced exporters looking to upskill members of staff in exporting to Ireland and the EU


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  Step 1: Attend the webinar
'How to successfully export into Ireland and the wider EU'
  Date: 24 November 2021  
  Step 2: Take the virtual workshop  
  Date: 27 January 2022  
  Step 3: Virtual Meet the Buyer  
  Date: 30 March 2022  

Contact DIT East Midlands

  If you have any queries relating to international trade why not contact us. With staff in offices across the globe and Trade Advisers in every East Midlands county, we can help you find the answers.  
  email: events@tradeEM.co.uk  
  call: 0345 052 4001  
  visit: great.gov.uk  
Midlands Engine
  The Midlands Engine partnership works to promote the extensive opportunities and vast capabilities of our region, both across global markets and within every part of the UK.  
  Visit: midlandsengine.org  
  In association with:  
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How to register

Use the link below to register your interest in taking part today, and benefit from this exclusive 3-step programme.




Please note: Priority will be given to businesses based in the East and West Midlands region and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.

For any other export related enquiries contact the Department for International Trade East Midlands at events@tradeEM.co.uk or call 0345 052 4001.

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