You are likely aware that import processes will be changing from 1st January, 2022. However, your EU suppliers might not be aware of the new requirements for importing from Europe after Brexit.
Particularly if they are sending your shipments by road freight, which will require the use of GVMS before departure.
Here is a guide to send to your EU suppliers so that they are aware of what they need to do, and your shipments have reduced risk of complications.
What are the changes EU suppliers need to be aware of for the real Brexit?
Following a year of reduced import procedures, the real Brexit will see the next phase of restrictions on importing goods.
The following 2 areas are key for you to beware of as an EU exporter to the U.K.
Additional restrictions on foodstuffs (not only EU suppliers)
Some food products of animal origin will now be banned from import:
– chilled or frozen minced poultry.
– meat that has been mechanically separated from poultry, game or ratite birds.
– chilled meat preparations.*
– ungraded eggs.
*A meat preparation is fresh meat that has been altered, but still retains the properties of fresh meat. Examples are raw burgers, sausages, seasoned cuts, or breaded chicken.
Check that your shipments to the U.K. do not contain any of these products as they will be rejected at the border.
All food shipments require pre-notification on IPAFFS
In order for your customer in the U.K. to raise this pre-notification, they will need your authorisation number as an EU supplier.
The Health Certificate number will need to be declared on this pre-notification, so you need to ensure that your customer in the U.K. has this well in advance.