We do not yet know the exact nature of the changes that will occur when the Transition Period ends - for example to what extent the regulatory landscape will alter, or the provisions of future international trade agreements. However, there is no organisation better placed than Seafish to help the industry going forward.
Our approach is simple, pragmatic and non-partisan. We continue to respond to issues raised with us by businesses and individuals and work in partnership with industry, UK government, devolved administrations and other organisations to prepare the seafood sector for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
The Seafish Regulation Team has compiled a practical, user-friendly and accessible guide for the UK seafood industry on preparing your business for the end of the Transition Period: we focus on addressing the numerous regulatory FAQs surrounding food safety, traceability and trade.
During the Transition Period, the UK will no longer be a member of the EU’s political structures, but will remain in the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union and Common Fisheries Policy.
EU rules will therefore continue to apply. In practice, the UK will continue to trade as if it is still an EU member state until the end of 2020, with no changes to current import/export practices.
Please note the guide does not cover issues arising from the UK’s future relationship with the EU – we concentrate specifically on the day-to-day scenarios likely to be encountered by industry beyond the close of the Transition Period (31st December 2020).
This is very much a ‘living’ guide and will routinely be reviewed and amended as circumstances evolve.
To contact the Seafish Regulation team, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This webpage was last updated on 13 February 2020.
This document was last updated on 1 November 2019.