The transition period with the European Union (EU) came to an end on 31 December 2020, with new import controls being introduced in stages from January until July 2021.
In April, there will be a further set of changes coming into effect on EU exports of products of animal origin (POAO) for human consumption from the EU to GB, as outlined in the Border Operating Model. These changes affect EU exports of food and drink containing animal products arriving in Great Britain. The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs invites you to join their webinar series which will run throughout February and March (please see a full timetable below), starting with:
Sanitary import controls for dairy from 1st April (EU to GB)
Thursday 18 February 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 (GMT)
The webinar will include:
• Actions EU businesses must take to continue exporting products of animal origin from the EU to Great Britain from 1 April 2021.
• Guidance on how to meet the new requirements.
• Useful links to essential information.
• The opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials.
The key objective is to ensure you, the EU trader, are ready to continue exporting to Great Britain.
SPS import controls for Meat from 1st April (EU to GB)
Thursday 25 February 2021 10:00-11:00 (GMT)
SPS import controls for fish and fisher products from 1st April (EU to GB)
Thursday 4 March 2021 10:00-11:00 (GMT)
SPS import controls for Composite Products from 1st April (EU to GB)
Thursday 11 March 2021 10:00-11:00 (GMT)
All events will be available with subtitles in German, French, Italian, Dutch and Polish.