Brexit and Trade Compliance: Guidance for Industry
While the full implications of Brexit and the future trading relationship between the EU and UK are not yet known, the UK's decision to leave the EU will result in changes, both here in Ireland and for our EU partners. The EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement ensures that the UK leaves the EU in an orderly manner through a phased approach.
The Withdrawal Agreement has now received formal ratification from both the UK and EU Parliaments and the UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. The UK is no longer an EU Member State and has now become a Third Country.
However, a transition period has come into force until 31 December 2020. This transition period can be extended (once for an additional one to two years) if requested and agreed by the EU before 1 July 2020. During the transition period, EU rules and regulations will continue to apply to and in the UK and there will be no immediate changes for direct landings or import/export practices with the UK. 2020 will involve the EU and UK entering an intensive and ambitious process of negotiating new trade arrangements and setting out the future trading requirements. These new requirements will apply from the end of the transition period.
We are working to keep this website up-to-date. Check back regularly, as information will be updated as it becomes available. If you have any Brexit queries that are not addressed by the information below, please contact us via:
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Guidance for the sea-fisheries and seafood production sectors
As part of a series of measures that the Government have been taking, both nationally and in conjunction with the EU, the SFPA have updated their Brexit Trade Compliance guidance to prepare the sea-fisheries and seafood production sectors for the UK's exit from the EU. The guidance provided below sets out the anticipated consequences for regulatory trade controls for both seafood safety and sea-fisheries conservation. The content is based on the organisation’s current understanding of the necessary requirements as of February 2020 and solely dreived from existing EU legislation and information published in the following EU and UK Preparedness Notices: