The UK Government ramps up preparations for the end of the Brexit Transition Period.
For those of you who are impacted by marketing standards for importing fruit and vegetables from the EU, from 1 January 2021 you need to be aware of the following change that the UK Government announced on the 11 November 2020.
If you import fruit and vegetables from the EU into Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), marketing standards processes at UK borders will change from 1 January 2021.
A small sample of imports from the EU will be selected for checks to ensure they’re complying with GB marketing standards. An EU-issued certificate of conformity will not be required for release into free circulation in GB.
The process for EU Member States to request GB Approved Inspection Services (AIS) status will be published before 1 January 2023.
Importing fruit and vegetables from the EU to Northern Ireland (NI)
There will be no change to the marketing standards requirements for importing fruit and vegetables to NI from the EU.
Moving fruit and vegetables from NI to GB
There is no change to the requirements for moving fruit and vegetables to GB from NI.
For the full announcement on this matter, please follow this link.