Batteries Market Survey

Views sought from local businesses on the potential implications from the new EU Batteries Regulation.

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is asking for help from Northern Ireland businesses that sell batteries, either on their own or in a product, to complete a survey. The results will help DAERA to work out any implications for these businesses from the new EU Batteries Regulation (2023/1542).

Batteries means all types of batteries, including those in electrical devices, cars and in large machinery.

The EU Batteries Regulation applies from 18 February 2024 and will gradually introduce new rules to strengthen sustainability of batteries and waste batteries, to protect the environment and human health, and increase circularity. The European Union position is that it will be applicable to NI under the Windsor Framework.

The results of this survey will be anonymously shared directly with UK Government, to ensure they are fully aware of potential implications for businesses in NI.

In the survey, DAERA wants to gather information on:

  • your business and involvement with the battery trade
  • the battery trade within NI
  • the battery trade to/from NI
  • the battery trade between NI and Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)
  • waste batteries, if applicable

Find out more about the survey and how to respond.

The survey will close on Tuesday 5 December 2023.