Northern Ireland Batteries Market Survey

Closed 19 Jan 2024

Opened 7 Nov 2023



DAERA is asking for help from Northern Ireland businesses that sell batteries either on their own or in a product. We are asking businesses to complete a survey so that DAERA can 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 18th 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 EU position is that it will be applicable to Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland.

In this survey, we want to hear about:

- Your business and involvement with battery trade;

- Information on battery trade within Northern Ireland;

- Information on battery trade to/from Northern Ireland;

- Information on battery trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; and

- Information on waste batteries, if applicable.


How to Fill in the Survey

To complete the survey, please check the most relevant box / boxes and add details as requested.

If a question does not apply to your situation, click the ‘Don’t know/N/A’ option. Where possible, please provide information in the space provided to give more detail.


Data protection

DAERA takes data protection, freedom of information and environmental information issues seriously. It takes care to ensure that any personal information received from you is dealt with in a way which complies with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulation, and the Data Protection Act 2018. This means that any personal information you supply will be processed principally for the purpose for which it has been provided. However, the Department is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for this purpose.

A full copy of the DAERA Privacy Statement can be found here:-

Further information

If you have any queries please contact:


  • All stakeholders


  • Waste Regulation
  • Environment
  • NIEA