FISH EXPORTING GUIDANCE FOR NO DEAL BREXIT
Fish exporting guidance for no deal Brexit. New guidance has been published by the UK government to ensure import and export trade in fish, food and feed can continue in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Those who export animals, animal products, fish, should:
- Download EHC certificates;
- Arrange inspections by an authorised signatory for the EHC, such as an Official Veterinarian (OV), in advance of exports;
- Familiarise themselves with a new helpful tool to find authorised signatories in England, Scotland and Wales
- Review the current list of EU Border Inspection Posts on GOV.UK to help plan their journeys; and
- If exporting most fish and fish products between the UK and EU you will need a catch certificate. Guidance is available at exporting and importing fish if there’s no Brexit deal.
For more information on animals and animal products see UK Government guide on Animals and animal products: international trade regulations.
Those who import animals, animal products, fish, food and feed should:
- Read the guidance about how to import when the UK leaves the EU;
- If importing high risk food and feed not of animal origin, ensure that those consignments enter the UK at a Designated Point of Entry (DPE) which are available on the Food Standards Agency’s website;
- If importing from the rest of the world via the EU, make sure that those consignments enter the UK at a Border Inspection Post (BIP) or a Designated Point of Entry (DPE); and
- If importing most fish and fish products between the UK and EU you will need a catch certificate Guidance is available at exporting and importing fish if there’s no Brexit deal
Export live fish and shellfish: special rules