Defra Brexit Guidance

Defra would like to share information with our members which may be helpful for any retailers importing or exporting who are concerned about Brexit.

Please see below some guidance that has been shared with us:

The way you import to and export from the EU will change after Brexit. Defra have created some helpful Flowcharts which explain the new processes for certain goods and products.

See Flowcharts here.

 

These flow charts cover:

  • Farmers and food producers: steps to export fruit and vegetables to the EU after Brexit
  • Farmers and livestock exporters: steps to export live animals to the EU after Brexit
  • Farmers and plant exporters: steps to export plants and plant products to the EU after Brexit
  • Farmers and food producers: steps to export meat and dairy to the EU after Brexit
  • Farmers and food producers: steps to import meat and dairy from the EU
  • Livestock and poultry importers: steps to import livestock and live poultry

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have launched a series of ‘how to’ videos (you can check their Twitter feed to see all). Here are a few that may be useful.

 

  • EORI number, food exports - Are you exporting meat and dairy to the EU? You’ll need an EORI number to keep your goods moving across the border after Brexit. See our step-by-step guide to know how.
  • Haulage drivers, food exports - Are you a food manufacturer selling to the EU? See what documents your drivers will need to transport goods into the EU after Brexit. Click here.
  • Customs agents, farming - Farmers and livestock exporters, you may want to use a customs agent to sell to the EU. Or to do it yourself see our step-by-step guide for exporting live animals to the EU after Brexit.