Brexit transition Q&As - Products of Animal Origin (Fish & Fishery Products)

Brexit transition questions and answers related to products of animal origin (fish & fishery products)

I import and export fishery products between NI and the EU (including RoI), will there be any change to the way in which this trade occurs now?

No. Trade in goods (Imports and Exports) between Northern Ireland and the EU Member States (including ROI), will continue unaffected, with no change at EU border or entry point, no new paperwork, tariffs or regulatory checks. This means that there will be no change to the existing obligations for such trade.

I move Fishery products from NI to GB, will there be any change to the way in which this trade occurs now?

No. There will be unfettered access for all movements of fishery products from NI to GB and therefore no change to existing obligations for such trade.

I move Fishery products from GB to NI, will there be any change to the way in which this trade occurs now?

Yes. This trade will need to enter via a NI Point of Entry (POE) and be accompanied by the following information:

You may also be required to submit the following documentation depending on the particular scenario/journey;

I use the GB landbridge to import and export fishery products between NI and EU, will there be any change to the way in which this trade occurs now?

The implications for this trade are still subject to EU/UK negotiations and further information will be made available, once known.

Will there be changes to the labelling requirements in NI for fishery products that I import or export?

Labelling requirements are still subject to EU/UK negotiations, however, there are some changes that we know will be necessary from 11pm on 31st December 2020.

For NI fishery products sold in Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI):

  • EU health and identification marks will change to reflect that NI will continue to follow EU rules for labelling.

Further guidance for placing goods on the Northern Ireland market will follow.

For NI fishery products exported to EU:

  • NI will continue to follow EU rules for labelling, but there may need to be some labelling changes in the following areas:

Food business operator (FBO) address,

  • Country of origin labels,
  • EU health and identification marks.

Further guidance for placing goods on the Northern Ireland market will follow.

 

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