EU Exit – Information & Advice for food and non-food businesses
Getting food businesses ready for EU Exit
The UK is leaving the EU and this means businesses may need to prepare for change. Delivering a negotiated deal with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. However, the Government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action.
Government departments have published advice on the steps that food businesses may need to take to prepare for exit from the EU. Businesses should visit https://euexitbusiness.campaign.gov.uk/ to check how they will be affected and what actions they can take to prepare. Advice from the Food Standards Agency can also be found at https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/prepare-your-business-for-the-uk-leaving-the-eu
· Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Checks – Advice on Live Animals Transiting the GB Landbridge can be found here
· Guidance on Bringing Live Animals to NI from EU via the GB Landbridge can be found here
For the latest EU Exit information visit: www.daera-ni.gov.uk/euexit
Getting non-food businesses ready for EU Exit
Government departments have published advice on the steps that businesses may need to take to prepare for the exit from the EU after the transition period.
Businesses should visit https://www.gov.uk/transition to check how they will be affected and what actions they can take to prepare. The site provides compressive information for businesses on many topics including exporting and importing goods.
Movement of Goods – Guidance to support businesses engaging in the movement of goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The guidelines cover moving goods from:
- Northern Ireland to Great Britain
- Great Britain to Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland to the European Union
- Northern Ireland to the rest of the world
The guidance is designed to cover most goods, with product specific guidance to follow.
Trader Support Service – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trader-support-service#history
There will be changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You may want to consider the free Trader Support Service which:
- will help if you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring goods into Northern Ireland from outside the UK
- will be free to use and guide you through any changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
DAERA have created a marketing standards Q&A guide which can be found here.
How food and drink producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers must change labels from 1 January 2021.
Guidance on the health and identification marks that must be applied to products of animal origin, such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk, after the end of the EU Transition Period.
If you require any further information regarding the movement of food after January 2021, Please contact the Environmental Health Department.