NIGTA is lobbying effectively on a number of regulatory issues at both local and European level.

Of particular concern are the proposals on Official Controls which would involve our industry paying for all the costs of regulatory controls.

With the support of our local MEP’s we have made our opposition known and are working to influence the outcome of this regulation as it passes through the committee process in Brussels.                          

The scope of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is to be extended to smaller feed milling businesses and NIGTA has been working with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to help guide this process and minimise the impact on businesses.

Eligibility is determined by production capacity and the type of product. Businesses who have been contacted by the NIEA should take advice as a matter of urgency as failure to apply for an IED licence could result in prosecution if they are later found to be eligible.