As news becomes available on the UK's trading position with the European Union after the UK leaves the EU, we will post details and links here.  

We recommend that you sign up to receive updates from the Government at https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit

1)  Get your UK EORI number
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you’ll need to get a UK EORI number to continue trading with the EU after 29 March 2019. Have you got yours? https://www.gov.uk/eori

2) Advice to Businesses exporting to the EU in a 29 March 2019 ‘no deal’ scenario

The Government has issued a step by step guide of steps to be taken in the event of a no deal. This is a clear document to help with your contingency planning - click here to view

3) Government's Partnership Pack - click here to view
This pack provides a high-level guide to processes and procedures that are likely to apply to cross-border activity between the UK and the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario. 

4) Government Technical Notices in Event of a No Deal Scenario

The Government has issued a series of technical notices setting out information to allow businesses  to understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations.  All of these can be viewed at www.gov.uk.  We have listed below those which we see as relevant to exporting businesses:

5) FSA documents published on 15 October that relate to:  Health and Identification marking; Importing high risk foods and animal feed;  Exporting GM food and animal feed.  All documents describe the situation in relation to a no Brexit deal  

  1. Health marks on meat, fish and dairy products if there’s no Brexit deal
  2. Importing High Risk Foods and Animal Feeds if there's no Brexit deal
  3. Exporting GM Food and Animal Feed if there's no Brexit deal

6) Products of Animal Origin -  UK List for Approval by the EU

    If you currently exporting or are considering exporting POAO to the EU, or if you supply products to others that export to the EU, you need to contact the FSA and provide the information as set out below by 25th January.  This will enable the FSA to provisionally add you to the UK list for approval by the EU.   This does not apply to composite products.

    • Confirmation that you would like to be included on the list of approval by the EU to export POAO into the EU.
    • The product(s) and volume (tonnes)of material exported to the EU by your establishment over the last 12 months and the number of consignments dispatched to the EU.
    • All product(s) and volume of material produced by your establishment in the last 12 months that is not exported. 

    Please send this information to the following FSA email address, together with your approval number, address and contact details, (email address, telephone number and name), by the 25th January 2019 at the very latest:  eulistings@food.gov.uk

    7) Export Health Certification -  composite products containing ingredients of animal origin

    The following composite products destined for the EU market must be accompanied by an Export Health Certificate if they contain:

    • any amount of processed meat product as referred to in article 4(a) of Decision 2007/275/EC;
    • half or more of any one processed product of animal origin as referred to in article 4(b) of Decision 2007/275/EC, other than processed meat:
    • no processed meat and less than half of their substance of processed milk product where the final composite products do not meet the requirements of Article 6 of Commission Decision 2007/275/EC as referred to in article 4(c) of Decision 2007/275/EC.

    8) Exporting Organic Foods if there's no Brexit Deal:
    EU organic logo - You must not use the EU organic logo on any UK organic products, unless the UK and EU reach an equivalency arrangement – where both still recognise each other’s standards – before exit day.

    You can continue to use your approved UK organic control body logo if you qualified to use it before Brexit.

    The EU organic logo must not appear on UK organic goods. If the UK is able to achieve equivalence with the EU before the UK leaves on the 29 March, then UK organic goods can enter the EU and can continue to use the logo.

    If the UK does not achieve recognition from the EU, the EU market will be closed to UK organic certified produce from 29 March


    9). VAT IT system rules and processes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
    Changes to the way you pay or reclaim VAT if the UK leaves EU-wide VAT IT systems - click here to read




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