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S20-014 Northern Ireland Protocol and Seed 01 Jun 2020

Following on from S20-013 clarification on the current status of the Northern Ireland protocol and implications for movement of seed has been received, however the matter remains complex.

G20-076 Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the GB drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road 01 Jun 2020

The Department for Transport introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of both the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, 23 March 2020.

CP20-018 Plant Protection Product expiry dates as of 1 June 2020 01 Jun 2020

Please find attached the most recent plant protection product expiry date spreadsheet from CRD, dated 1 June 2020.

CP20-019 AIC to be represented at Bayer appeal on verdict on neonicotinoids 01 Jun 2020

AIC will be represented in the European Court of Justice (EUCJ) this week to support an appeal against the verdict on the the Commission decision to withdraw three neonicotinoid insecticides in 2013. AIC believes it is important to support the appeal as the impacts of the Commission decision continue to have a negative impact on AIC members.

G20-074 Driver access to toilet and washing facilities: a letter from Department for Transport and HSE 29 May 2020

HSE has published a letter with the Department for Transport, to reassure drivers, and to remind businesses of their obligations to provide suitable toilet and hand washing facilities to drivers visiting their premises.

G20-075 Kiwa Training Announces Remote Driver CPC Training Dates 29 May 2020

Kiwa Training have announced dates for remote training courses relating to TASCC Driver CPC.  Further information regarding dates and who to contact can be found in the attached flyer.

S20-013 Update following AIC meeting with Defra and APHA 28 May 2020

AIC regularly engages with Defra and APHA around seed matters, and a summary of a call this week is below.

F20-025 UK Global Tariff (UKGT) and imported feed materials 27 May 2020

An earlier briefing reported the publication of the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT) and provided some data on applicable tariffs for finished feeds.

G20-073 Proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill to consult on new breeding techniques 22 May 2020

This morning on Radio4 Farming Today there with an interview with Julian Sturdy MP, who has written to Defra Secretary Rt Hon George Eustice MP, urging the Government to introduce an enabling amendment during the Lords stages of the Agriculture Bill. Members may see this covered in the press in coming days.

G20-071 New HSE Safety Briefing issued - air suspension systems 21 May 2020

HSE has issued a safety alert for those carrying out or responsible for work on vehicles with air suspension systems.