Essential preparation: 1 October 2021, 1 January 2022 & March 2022

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Essential preparation: 1 October 2021, 1 January 2022 & March 2022

Upcoming dates to prepare for – 1 October- food and drink sector

  • New rules come into force for exporting and transiting goods of animal origin from the EU to GB. Exported goods of animal origin will have to accompanied by a health certificate issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Information from the Government on how Irish exporters can prepare is available here as well as information on preparing from DAFM is here
  • Manual for how to use the EU TRACES system here

UK Government resources

  • The UK Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is running a series of webinars aimed at EU traders bringing products of animal origin into Great BritainDetails here
  • Information from the UK Government is available here
  • Do you need to get in touch with DEFRA? You can contact the DEFRA helpline by phone 03459 33 55 77 and/or email defra.helpline@defra.gov.uk 

Upcoming dates to prepare for – 1 January 2022 – all sectors

  • Full controls on goods entering the UK will apply from this date.  The UK will cease the facility for exporters to delay the lodgement of UK customs import declarations and to pay the applicable customs and VAT charges.
  • The relevant UK officials will begin to carry out physical and identity controls on certain categories of plant and animal products at UK Border Control Posts.
  • Information from the Government on how Irish exporters can prepare is available here

UK Government resources

  • Information from the UK Government is available here