brexit updates for uk food and drink exporters
We have been keeping members informed about the essential steps they need to take to plan for trading from 1 January and posting links to relevant Government guidance and actions needed.
We welcomed the news of the deal with the EU and resulting lack of tariffs. There are some areas of detail which may not have been immediately obvious and which we continue to be asked about by our members. We will continue to use this page for useful updates.
Please also bookmark the EU EXIT FOOD HUB website. This was been developed to assist food and drink businesses in partnership with other organisations to pool together information relevant to food and drink exporters.
Rules of Origin
To benefit from free trade, goods will have to be of UK or EU origin. This means they must meet the UK-EU preferential rules of origin based on where the products or ingredients used in their production come from.
Goods that do not meet the rules of origin can still be traded but they will not be able to benefit from preference under the TCA and may have to pay the standard (“Most Favoured Nation”) tariffs that the EU and UK apply to imports
The Rules of Origin Self Assessment tool (ROSA), is a free interactive tool developed by the European Commission which allows exporters using EU trade agreements to learn about preferential rules of origin and assess if your product qualifies for the tariff preferences that trade agreements offer. To use the tool, enter your product code, your country and the final export destination into My Trade Assistant on the European Commission's Access2Markets portal (https://trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets), then click through to rules of origin where you will be guided through the interactive self-assessment.
Help is at hand. Several of our Export Service provider members have services relevant to the new requirements. Please contact them direct if you have any questions relating to their area of expertise.
For help with certification for exporting Products of Animal Origin to the EU
For help with indirect tax, customs and obtaining Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation: SKS GB- Contact SKS via their website. Any query will be responded to within 24 hours. https://lnkd.in/dwDx2hG
For assistance with new EU labelling requirements: Ashbury - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org