TRADING WITH THE EU:
Exporting to Spain – guidance and declaration form
The Spanish Ministry of Health has recently published guidance and a declaration form to help businesses in Great Britain exporting goods of animal origin and composite products to Spain. There are specific Spanish requirements that are needed along with EU Export Health Certification. These requirements are divided by product type along with the general health documentation to be submitted with all consignments.
Information on this is provided in this guidance. These include listing the percentage of ingredients and additives used in the manufacturing of the food. This documents lists the requirements by type of product. Point 2 (page 6) details the health documentation to be submitted with ALL consignments.
Exporting Composite Products to the EU
The regulations cover 3 categories: Non Shelf Stable Composite Products; Shelf Stable products that contain meat (except gelatine, collagen and highly refined products) ; Shelf stable products that do not contain meat (except gelatine, collagen and highly refined products)
From 21 April 2021, if your composite product is shelf stable and contains no meat, a private attestation will need to be completed.
Composite products that are not shelf stable, or that contain meat, require an Export Health Certificate. Current health certificates can be used until August 2021. New forms must be used by then.
EU Commission guidance - click here
UK Government guidance - click here
Model Private Attestation Form 8352 - this form must be completed for exporting shelf stable composite products containing NO meat to the EU that do not require an Export Health Certificate - click here to download
Model Export Health Certificate 8350 for composite products containing meat - click here to download
The importer will require a declaration from the exporter of the composite products. This declaration will need to attest that the dairy products and egg products contained in the composite products have undergone the required heat treatment. There is no set model for providing this declaration (see below)
Important - The EU is amending its legislation to enable composite products containing diary to be exported using the private attestation so long as the dairy element of the composite product originates from and has been produced in a third country listed for the export of dairy to the EU, such as GB.
Questions on this requirement can be asked of DEFRA by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com