Members will recall that back in March 2022 Defra issued guidance on triangular trade of products of animal origin (POAO) and STAMNI.
Triangular trade is when a product is imported from one country into Great Britain and then re-exported to another.
The guidance articulated the EU’s interpretation of the rules around this type of movement, given the risk of refusal of consignments at EU Border Control Posts (BCPs).
However, despite the UK Government pressing for clarification at SPS Trade Specialised Committees there still seems to be questions around how the EU’s interpretation is consistent with obligations under the Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA).
At a recent meeting, Defra have once again promised to try and get clarification, but they really need up to date information on what the current picture looks like.
Are members still experiencing issues with triangular trade and if so, what impact has it had on business or is it the case that triangular trade has ceased?
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