Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest 25 February 2019
Marie Keating Foundation – ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ Booklet Breakfast Launch *Wednesday 25 February*
The Marie Keating Foundation is partnering with Chambers Ireland to launch a ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ guide for employees and employers on Wednesday 27 February at 7:30am in the Cliff Townhouse Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green.
This breakfast launch event will feature an address from Chambers Ireland President Siobhan Kinsella, as well as other speakers including:
- Liz Yeates, CEO, Marie Keating Foundation
- Susan Doyle, HR Manager, Bord Bia
- Celine Bronson, breast cancer survivor who has recently gone back to work
You can download your copy of the official ‘Back to Work After Cancer’ booklet by clicking this link:
Save the Date! Revenue Office – Brexit Seminars
The Irish Revenue Office are holding Customs Brexit Information Seminars to assist trade in preparing for the impact of Brexit.
The next Customs Brexit Information Seminar will be taking place tomorrow at Pairc Uí Chaoimh Stadium, The Marina, in Cork, on Tuesday 26 February 2019.
For further information and to register your place, click here.
Chamber Governance Training 2019
Chambers Ireland would like to invite you to attend a free one-day training workshop on Chamber Governance at the Red Cow Moran Hotel on 28th March 2019 from 10.30am to 3.30pm
The training will be delivered by Governance Ireland and will cover the following:
- Key roles
- Directors’ Duties
- Performance Oversight
- Risk Oversight
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance
- Succession Planning & Board Development
This workshop is ideally suited to Chamber Board Members wishing to refresh or update their knowledge of good governance and Chamber Executives who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles and practice of good governance in their Chamber.
Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board – Nomination of Candidates
Chambers Ireland has been invited to select at least two persons as candidates for appointment by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine as members of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board. We now request potential candidates and a maximum of 2 from any Chamber.
Chambers Ireland does not wish to find itself in the position of having to select between different candidates from the same Chamber. Therefore, if a Chamber proposes 2 candidates the nominations committee reserves the right to request the individual Chamber to decide which candidate they support as their number one nomination should the sub-committee not be able to nominate both. The process for selection will be that the Nominations Sub-Committee of the board of Chambers Ireland will review applications received for suitability, may need to shortlist candidates and may conduct an interview process.
Please enclose the following requirements with any nominations:
- Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae
- Nominee’s consent to be nominated by Chambers Ireland
- Email/letter to Chambers Ireland detailing why the candidate, in the opinion of your Chamber, would be suitable for appointment
CSR SMEs Case Studies
We have been asked by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s CSR National Stakeholder Forum if we know SMEs who would have corporate social responsibility programmes or some element of CSR in their business.
The Stakeholder Forum would like to use these CSR elements as case studies for the forum. If you have a member who would be interested, then please contact and he will follow up with further information.
*UPDATED* Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update
No Deal Scenario
- We recently received an update from colleagues in the UK regarding a meeting held with HMRC. We are informed that at present UK HMRC do not require Certs of Origin for goods arriving in the UK coming from third countries and are therefore not likely to require Irish goods arriving in the UK post Brexit/no-deal to be accompanied by a Cert of Origin.
- We are informed also that in the event of a no-deal, client companies in the UK may request a Cert depending on their individual needs (re-exporting etc). This applies vice versa. Irish companies whose supply chain contains UK components may also need to apply for a Certs – this will depend on the needs of and requirements in the country of destination. In addition, companies using a Documentary Letter of Credit to finance shipments may be requested by the relevant bank to obtain a Certificate of Origin too. Should your members have questions about whether or not they will need a Cert of Origin, we advise that they examine their supply chain, check the requirements of destination third countries and also speak to their client/importer as to their own requirements.
Withdrawal Agreement Scenario
- The status quo will continue as normal for the duration of the transition agreement
Future Trade Deal
- In the event of a trade agreement between the UK and EU in the future, preferential movement certificates will likely be required but in Ireland, these documents are issued by Revenue, not Chambers.
- I hope this update provides some clarity to both you and your members in the short-term. We’d also like to remind you that we’re frequently updating our website with all the latest news and resources- http://www.chambers.ie/policy/the-brexit-result-information-for-chambers/
Please note that we have updated the Resources page of the Brexit Section on our website to include a Q&A notice from the European Commission regarding Industrial Products in a ‘no-deal’ scenario and we have also developed a Brexit Events page in the Brexit Section, listing forthcoming events related to preparation and information on Brexit.
Save the Date! Brazilian Embassy in Ireland – Agribusiness Investor Road Show – 11-12 March 2019
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil – MAPA will hold the third edition of the Agribusiness Investor Road Show – Expodireto/Cotrijal, between 11th & 12th March 2019.
This is the perfect chance for potential investors and investment funds to meet, discuss about investment plans and opportunities and making deals with Brazilian agribusiness companies.
This event will be held as part of 20th Expodireto Cotrijal International Agribusiness Fair which takes place in the city of Não-Me-Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, south of Brazil.
Save the Date! Brazilian Embassy in Ireland – International Plastics & Rubber Exhibition – 25-29 March 2019
The Brazilian Embassy to Ireland is promoting the next International Plastics & Rubber Exhibition taking place over the 25-29 March 2019 at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre in São Paulo.
With over 600 Brazilian and International brands due to attend, this is a key event for learning more about the plastics industry in Brazil and doing business in the Brazilian market.
To register and for more info, click here: www.plasticobrasil.com.br
Save the Date! 11th World Chambers Congress – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12-14 June
Registration is open for the 11th World Chambers Congress, the largest international gathering for chambers of commerce and their business members, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12-14 June 2019.
As well as a global forum providing an unrivalled opportunity to share best-practices, exchange real-word ideas, the 11th World Chambers Congress also hosts the World Chambers Competition, the only award programme to recognise innovative projects undertaken by chambers worldwide.
To register and for further information on the Congress and the World Chambers competition, click here.
All upcoming Chamber events can be viewed on the Chamber Ireland website at: http://www.chambers.ie/events/events/
Upcoming events include:
- 26 February 2019 – Galway Chamber: Breakfast Briefing – Creating and protecting value in third-party relationships with Deloitte
- 27 February 2019 – Cork Chamber: Communication to boost International Business Relationships
- 28 February 2019 – Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber: The Well by the Sea at Cliff House Hotel Chamber Afterhours – to RSVP please email
- 28 February 2019 – County Carlow Chamber: Gerry Duffy: ‘Great Goal Setting – How to make 2019 your Best Year Yet’
- 6 March 2019 – Shannon Chamber: The SME & Multinational Company Procurement Process: A Guide for Prospective Suppliers
- 7 March 2019 – Cork Chamber: March Business Breakfast with Niall MacCarthy, Cork Airport
- 7 March 2019 – Dundalk Chamber: Cyber Security Breakfast
- 8 March 2019 – Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber: International Women’ Day Breakfast with Eunice in Powersfield House – to RSVP please email
- 12 March 2019 – Cork Chamber: Networking at Noon at Glandore’s New Office Space
- 13 March 2019 – Cork Chamber: Build the Right International Market Partnerships
- 22 March 2019 – County Kildare Chamber: Health & Wellbeing Symposium with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
- 22 March 2019 – Shannon Chamber: Shannon Chamber Lunch – Keynote Address by Caroline Currid, Performance Psychologist
- 23 March 2019 – Mullingar Chamber: Midlands Career Expo
- 27 March 2019 – Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber: Quick Casual Catch-Up Coffee at McDonald’s – to RSVP please email
- 28 March 2019 – Galway Chamber: Ireland’s Cities – Powerhouses of Regional Growth Conference