TRADING WITH THE EU:
EU Guide for EU importers importing from the UK
Links to official documents
Brexit - food and drink businesses working with the EU
Practical Aspects of doing business
Exporting to the EU - Essential Steps
Get an EORI number
•A UK issued Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is essential for UK businesses that wish to import or export goods with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.
Check your commodity/tariff codes
• Commodity codes are used to ensure goods have the correct tariff classification. Using the wrong codes for your products in customs declarations risks paying the wrong tariff, costly delays at the border or even goods being blocked entry into the EU.
Know what certificates your products need
• To ensure your product can enter the EU, it will need to be able to pass EU regulatory checks for third country goods. Products of animal origin will be subject to additional requirements.
Find a professional to certify export health certificates - click here to view a list of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that inspect and certify animals and animal products for export.
Check your product labelling - Food Business Operator Address
Decide if you will use a customs agent
• Most businesses use a customs broker, agent, or freight forwarder to make customs declarations for them. This can make exporting simpler and faster.