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Brexit2021-07-07T09:22:04+02:00
Read about the latest information about Brexit and what action your company needs to take.

BREXIT – Export processes EU-UK

Timetable for the introduction of controls2021-06-29T08:57:26+02:00
  • Pre-notification requirements for Products of Animal Origin (POAO), certain animal by-products (ABP), and High-Risk Food Not Of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) will not be required until 1 October 2021. Export Health Certificate requirements for POAO and certain ABP will come into force on the same date.

  • Customs import declarations will still be required, but the option to use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to six months after the goods have been imported, has been extended to 1 January 2022.

  • Safety and Security Declarations for imports will not be required until 1 January 2022.

  • Physical SPS checks for POAO, certain ABP, and HRFNAO will not be required until 1 January 2022. At that point they will take place at Border Control Posts.

  • Physical SPS checks on high-risk plants will take place at Border Control Posts, rather than at the place of destination as now, from 1 January 2022.

  • Pre-notification requirements and documentary checks, including phytosanitary certificates will be required for low-risk plants and plant products, and will be introduced from 1 January 2022.

  • From March 2022, checks at Border Control Posts will take place on live animals and low risk plants and plant products.

Traders moving controlled goods into Great Britain will continue to be ineligible for the deferred customs declaration approach. They will therefore be required to complete a full customs declaration when the goods enter Great Britain.

Customs formalities2021-06-29T08:57:09+02:00
  • Companies selling goods to, or buying goods from the EU, now have to comply with new processes. These include:

    • Customs declarations
    • The payment of tariffs (where companies are not able to prove origin to access tariff free rates), duties and VAT
    • Compliance with other applicable regimes (for instance moving animal products, certain plants, chemicals or goods covered by international agreements).
  • Even if someone is just sending/receiving one package this could apply to them.

  • The UK has adopted a pragmatic approach, staging in the introduction of import controls from 1 January 2021 to the end of June, with the full regime in place by 1 July 2021 – although there are actions they still need to take now.

  • However, the EU has imposed full controls, which is important because any movement of goods between GB and the EU will require action on both sides of the border.

IPAFFS2021-06-29T08:56:50+02:00

From 1.10 all POAO (Products Of Animal Origin ) arriving from EU or EEA countries will need to be pre-notified via the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System

  • Importer pre-notify via IPAFFS by the person responsible for the load

  • In order to access IPAFFS the importer will need to create a government gateway ID via Gov.uk

Health Certificates2021-06-29T08:56:33+02:00

From January 2021: POAO under safeguard measures must be accompanied by a HC.

From October 2021: All POAO must be accompanied by a HC

Certification steps:

  • The health certificate is issued by the competent authority in the EU country

  • The EU exporter is responsible for obtaining the health certificate

  • The EU exporter must provide the importer with an electronic copy of the HC for it to be uploaded to IPAFFS

  • The EU exporter must ensure a physical copy travels with the consignment.

Procedures for EU-UK trading2021-06-29T08:56:11+02:00

Import from an EU country from 1 October 2021:

POAO (products of animal origin) imports must be:

  • accompanied by a health certificate so they can have remote documentary checks

  • pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

Import requirements for POAO under safeguard measures introduced on 1 January 2021 will continue to apply.

ABP (animal by-products) imports must be:

  • accompanied by a health certificate if available – if there is no health certificate for your commodity, contact APHA as goods may be able to travel under licence and a commercial document

  • pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

HRFNAO (High risk food and feed not of animal origin):

Anyone importing HRFNAO must use IPAFFS to submit import pre-notifications.

Import from an EU country from 1 January 2022

POAO and ABP must enter Great Britain at an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP (border control post) from 1 January 2022.

Germinal Products must:

  • be accompanied by a health certificate so they can have documentary checks

  • be pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

  • enter at an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP so they’re available for documentary, identity and physical checks

The level of physical and identity checks from 1 January 2022 will be based on assessments of biosecurity and public health risks.

HRFNAO

Anyone importing HRFNAO must:

  • submit import pre-notifications at least one working day in advance of the goods’ arrival

  • enter them through a BCP so they can have documentary checks, and if necessary, identity and physical checks

Import from an EU country from 1 March 2022

Goods must:

  • be accompanied by a health certificate so they can have documentary checks

  • be pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

  • enter at an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP so they’re available for documentary, identity and physical checks

The level of physical and identity checks will be based on assessments of biosecurity and public health risks.

All high-risk live animals imported from the EU will continue to be checked.

Check if you need to notify APHA
You need to notify APHA if you plan to import live animals that do not need a health certificate or official documentation, but do have to be notified under Trade in Animals and Related Products regulations (TARP). For example, insects, reptiles and amphibians.

If you’re importing to Northern Ireland, contact DAERA for advice about what you need to do.

When your consignment arrives
Animals must be taken directly to the destination premises listed in the documentation. Depending on the species imported, animals may need to stay at the destination premises for 48 hours.

Consignments may need a post-import check. APHA will contact you to arrange a visit if they do.

Exporting Products of Animal Origin from EU into UK2021-07-01T08:30:40+02:00

Import from an EU country from 1 October 2021:

POAO (products of animal origin) imports must be:

  • Export of Products of Animal Origin under safeguard measures only:

    • The UK importer must pre-notify in advance of arrival using IPAFFS and provide the EU exporter with the unique notification number UNN.
    • Add the UNN to the HC.
    • Upload an electronic copy of the HC to the IPAFFS.
    • Ensure that the original HC travels with the consignment.
  • From 1 October:

    • UK importer must pre-notify all POAO using IPAFFS
    • UK importer must raise a pre-notification in advance of arrival at the point of entry
    • You must obtain the relevant HC and ensure it travels with the consignment
    • You provide the importer with an electronic copy of the HC
    • UK importer must upload an electronic copy of the HC on to IPAFFS
    • Documentary checks can be carried out remotely, away from the border
    • Goods can arrive at any point of entry.
  • EU Origin Transits – Requirements:

    January 2021 POAO subject to safeguard measures:

    • Pre-notification on TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) and an ITAHC (Intra-Trade Animal Health Certificate)
    • Goods can enter and exit GB through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left UK territory will be required.
    October 2021 all POAO:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a UK HC
    • Goods can enter or exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left UK territory will be required.
  • Prohibitions and Restrictions:

    • Legislation has been made to temporarily remove P&R from certain POAO during Stage 1. This means, for example, goods such as chilled minced meat and meat preparations can continue to be imported
    • From Stage 2, P&R on POAO will apply in full as it would to any other third country. This means that EU traders will not be able to export chilled minced meat (beef, lamb, pork, poultry), frozen minced meat (poultry), chilled meat preparations (all species) from 1.10.2021.
Exporting Fish and Fishery Products from EU into UK2021-06-29T08:35:34+02:00
  • Export of Products of Animal Origin under safeguard measures only:

    • The UK importer must pre-notify in advance of arrival using IPAFFS and provide the EU exporter with the unique notification number UNN.
    • Add the UNN to the HC.
    • Upload an electronic copy of the HC to the IPAFFS.
    • Ensure that the original HC travels with the consignment.
  • From 1 October:

    • UK importer must pre-notify all POAO using IPAFFS
    • UK importer must raise a pre-notification in advance of arrival at the point of entry
    • You must obtain the relevant HC and ensure it travels with the consignment
    • You provide the importer with an electronic copy of the HC
    • UK importer must upload an electronic copy of the HC on to IPAFFS
    • Documentary checks can be carried out remotely, away from the border
    • Goods can arrive at any point of entry.
  • Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing requirements
    Since 1.01.2021, imports of most fish from EU have required validated illegal, unreported and unregulated documents including:

    • Catch certificate(s): it is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that a catch certificate is completed at the point of export.
    • Processing statement: if fish has been processed in a country that is not the flag state of the original catching vessel, a processing statement must be provided.
    • Proof of storage: if fish has been stored in a country that is not the flag state of the original catching vessel, then proof of storage is required.

    These documents must be completed by the exporter, validated by the relevant competent authority, and then sent to the importer.

    The importer must then send these to the appropriate port health authority of the port of arrival in advance.

  • IUU Fishing Requirements:

    • All third country fishing vessels are required to land into appropriately designated ports https://psc.neafc.org/designated-contacts#GBR and submit the relevant port state control form if catching in the NEAFC convention area.
    • Third country fishing vessels landing fresh fish into the UK (except EU vessels landing into NI), are also required to, in advance of landing:
      – submit a prior notification form
      – submit a pre-landing declaration
      – send a complete and validated catch certificate
      – adhere to customs formalities.
    • Third country food-approved vessels (i.e. factory, freezer, and reefer vessels) landing frozen or processed fish will also need to:
      From 1 October: complete a Captain’s Certificate and pre-notify on IPAFFS.
  • EU Origin Transits EU-UK-EU Requirements

    January 2021 POAO subject to safeguard measures:

    • Pre-notification on TRACES and an ITAHC
    • Goods can enter and exit GB through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left GB territory will be required.

    From October 2021 all POAO:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a GB HC
    • Goods can enter or exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left GB territory will be required.
  • EU Origin Transits EU-GB-RoW Requirements

    January 2021 POAO subject to safeguard measures:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a UK HC
    • Goods can enter and exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit

    From October 2021 all POAO:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a GB HC
    • Goods can enter or exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
  • Prohibitions and Restrictions:

    • P&R on goods imported from the EU are being introduced in line with the phased approach to import checks. P&R already apply to products moving from the EU to UK, with the exception of some products of animal origin.
    • Legislation has been made to temporarily remove P&R from certain POAO during Stage 1. This means, for example, goods such as chilled minced meat and meat preparations can continue to be imported.
    • From Stage 2, P&R on POAO will apply in full as it would to any other third country. This means that EU traders will not be able to export chilled minced meat (beef, lamb, pork, poultry), frozen minced meat (poultry), chilled meat preparations (all species) from 1.10.2021.
Exporting Dairy Products from EU into UK2021-06-29T08:32:27+02:00
  • Export of Products of Animal Origin under safeguard measures only:

    • The UK importer must pre-notify in advance of arrival usingIPAFFS and provide the EU exporter with the unique notification number UNN.
    • Exporter must add the UNN to the HC and provide the importer with an electronic copy of the HC
    • UK importer must upload an electronic copy of the HC to the IPAFFS.
    • Exporter must ensure that the original HC travels with the consignment.
  • From 1 October:

    • UK importer must pre-notify all POAO usingIPAFFS
    • UK importer must raise a pre-notification in advance of arrival at the point of entry
    • Exporter must obtain the relevant HC and ensure it travels with the consignment
    • Exporter provides the importer with an electronic copy of the HC
    • UK importer must upload an electronic copy of the HC on to IPAFFS
    • Documentary checks can be carried out remotely, away from the border
    • Goods can arrive at any point of entry.
  • EU Origin Transits EU-UK-EU Requirements

    January 2021 POAO subject to safeguard measures:

    • Pre-notification onTRACES and an ITAHC
    • Goods can enter and exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left UK territory will be required.

    From October 2021 all POAO:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a UK HC
    • Goods can enter or exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
    • Confirmation that the consignment has left UK territory will be required.
  • EU Origin Transits EU-UK-RoW Requirements

    January 2021 POAO subject to safeguard measures:

    • Pre-notification onIPAFFS and aUK HC
    • Goods can enter and exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit

    From October 2021 all POAO:

    • Pre-notification on IPAFFS and a UK HC
    • Goods can enter or exit UK through any port with no physical or ID checks required on entry or exit
  • Prohibitions and Restrictions:

    • P&R on goods imported from the EU are being introduced in line with the phased approach to import checks. P&R already apply to products moving from the EU to UK, with the exception of some chilled meat products.
    • Legislation has been made to temporarily remove P&R from certain POAO during Stage 1. This means, for example, goods such as chilled minced meat and meat preparations can continue to be imported.
    • From Stage 2, P&R on POAO will apply in full as it would to any other third country. This means that EU traders will not be able to export chilled minced meat (beef, lamb, pork, poultry), frozen minced meat (poultry), chilled meat preparations (all species) from 1.10.2021.

Find out how ClearView Trade can help your company ease the export processes with UK, by contacting our sales team on tel. +45 53 71 03 04 or mail sales@clearviewtrade.com

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