As we approach the end of the transition period for Brexit many members will face new rules governing the movement of goods when importing ingredients or finished products from the EU.
The UK Government have advised there will be a phased approach on introducing full checks on the importation of goods. However, we have no clarity yet on how customs authorities in EU countries will deal with goods moving through Border Control Points (BCP), they may require full documentation to accompany the loads.
It is clear that when exporting ingredients or finished products to EU countries that full documentation will be required from 1st January 2021.
Would encourage all members to cross check the documentation process required by checking the check lists kindly provided by BFFF member Oakland International. These can be found by clicking here: https://bfff.co.uk/brexit-hub/imports-and-exports/
With today’s announcement that the Government have agreed a deal with the EU on the movement of goods to Northern Ireland we may see a change to the export requirements for the province. This will only become clear as further details are released.
Please note: Updated – 07/12/2020
End of the Brexit Transition Support
We were advised last week by the Cabinet Office that the Government will be setting up a Support Centre to cope with possible issues for the end of the Brexit Transition process.
As yet, we do not know what form this will take, or even the contact details. We will, however, update members as this becomes clear.