Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (644)

Neale Richmond


644. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of businesses that have availed of customs training ahead of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37879/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

Skillnet Ireland's Clear Customs programme is the key support in this area funded by my Department through the National Training Fund. The programme has been designed in collaboration with industry bodies in the exporting, freight and logistics sectors for companies as they prepare for the new customs requirements post-Brexit.

There has been a positive response to the Clear Customs scheme. 1,572 company applications have been approved for training and 1,566 participants have enrolled in Clear Customs since its launch.