Preparing your business for EU Exit - Importing and Exporting

Last updated: Tuesday 17 September 2019

(Updates to sections 3.1, 4.1., 4.4, 4.5, 4.6. 4.7, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.6)

3. Crossing borders - General +

3.1 What can I do to avoid delays at the border for my imports/exports? +

3.2 Will there continue to be mutual recognition of UK products across the EU? +

3.3 Will there continue to be mutual recognition of EU goods sold on the UK market? +

3.4 When we export seafood products, we will be exporting as the ‘UK’ and not as the ‘EU’. What impact will this have? +

3.5 How will EU legislation that is retained in UK legislation apply to trade with EEA countries and Switzerland? +

3.6 What will happen to UK goods that are on the market in the EU if the UK leaves the EU with no deal? +

4. Importing +

4.1 What new import controls will be in place at the UK border? What health documentation will I need? +

4.2 Will my consignment be checked? Who pays for the border checks? +

4.3 What labelling should I have on the consignment? +

4.4 How will I be able to check the Customs tariff for my import? +

4.5 How will Customs requirements change? +

4.6 I import seafood from a non-EU country via the EU. What will change? +

4.7 Will I be able to take advantage of the EU’s existing Free Trade Agreements for my imports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal? +

5. Exporting from the UK to non-EU countries +

5.1 What UK legislation covers seafood exports? +

5.2 How do I find out the seafood safety requirements in my destination market? +

5.3 The importer at the country of destination of my exports currently pays no duty or reduced duty on my goods. Is this likely to change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal? +

5.4 I already export to non-EU countries. Will my export procedures change? +

6. Exporting from the UK to EU countries +

6.1 I export to the EU so no Customs duties are paid on the goods at their destination. Will this change? +

6.2 Will I be able to utilise the EU’s existing Free Trade Agreements for my exports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal? +

6.3 What documentation would I need to export fisheries products to the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario? +

6.4 How do I get an Export Health Certificate for my consignment to the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario? +

6.5 Will it be possible to obtain an Export Health Certificate for my consignment promptly? +

6.6 How do I get a Catch Certificate, Storage Document and/or Processing Statement for my consignment to the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario? +

6.7 In a ‘no deal’ scenario, I want to land a catch from a UK-flagged vessel directly into the EU. What documentation would I need? +

6.8 Can I land my catch/export my seafood products to any port in the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario? +

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