Brexit Update: major changes for imports of food products from EU to UK

If you import food, plants or those products into the Great Britain (hereafter also referred to as “UK”) from an EU Member State (MS) or the Northern Ireland (NI) then changes may apply to you from 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022.

The grace period on imports from the EU ends on 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022 and businesses importing food products are subject to pre-notification requirements and have to complete extra paperwork.
New import rules apply to agricultural products and foodstuffs including various processed foods and ‘composite products’.

However, the exemptions apply to certain products, see more details below.
For plants and plant products a phased approach to plant health controls started in January 2021 and will end in July 2022.

Source Grant Thornton



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