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DEFRA has announced a Webinar Series designed to help Scottish Seafood Businesses Get Ready for Brexit over October and November

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a webinar series to help businesses navigate the raft of changes that are set to come into force, relating to the process for exporting live animals or products of animal origin from the UK to the EU.

While there is still some ambiguity as to exactly what the nature of the relationship between the UK and the EU will look like by the end of the transition period (January 1st 2021), there will be changes at the border for moving goods and these will be implemented regardless of any agreement reached with the EU on our future trade relationship.

We therefore urge all Seafood businesses in Scotland to seriously consider the changes that they will need to make over the coming weeks and months.

Following the most tumultuous year in our industry’s history with the impact of Covid-19 leaving devastating losses, we understand that businesses have naturally been focusing on working through the challenges it has posed but it is vital now that attention is also given to preparing for the upcoming changes.

With regulations constantly evolving, we know how difficult it can be to keep up with it all, but we hope the DEFRA sessions will provide some clarity for seafood businesses.   

Detailing how the process for exporting live animals and products of animal origin from GB to the EU is changing, the webinar series will run throughout October and November to provide essential information, necessary for businesses to continue exporting from GB to the EU.

The webinars have been split into the three key topics to ensure tailored information is given in relation to specific exporting requirements.

  1. The end to end exporting journey
  2. Export Health Certificates (EHCs)
  3. Marketing standards/health ID marks/labelling

We have highlighted below the key sessions we believe will be most relevant to Seafood businesses in Scotland. Each webinar will be led by one of DEFRA’s exports and engagement specialists, supported by subject matter experts. All sessions will include a Q&A and questions can be submitted pre-event to the team at traders@defra.gov.uk.

To sign up for the sessions, please follow the links below.

 

The end to end exporting journey

 

Thursday 15th October 10.30am – 12.00pm: Exporting Products of Animal Origin (POAO) from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

Monday 19th October 10.30 – 12.00pm: Exporting Fish and Fishery Products from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

Friday 23rd October 10.30am – 12.00pm: Exporting Fresh and Frozen Products of Animal Origin (POAO) from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

Thursday 29th October 2.30pm – 4.30pm: Exporting Animal Feed Products from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

Monday 2nd November 10.30am – 12.00pm: Exporting Live Animals or Livestock from Great Britain to the Euro. Register here.

Thursday 5th November 10.30 – 12.00pm: Exporting Composite Goods based on Products of Animal Origin from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

 

Marketing standards/health ID marks/labelling

Tuesday 3rd November 11.30am – 12.30pm: Exporting Marketing Standards / Labelling / Health ID Marks from Great Britain to the European Union. Register here.

 

Export Health Certificates (EHCs)

Thursday 15th October 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – General. Register here.

Thursday 22nd October 9.30am-11.00am: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – Live Animals / Live Stock. Register here.

Monday 2nd November 2.00pm -3.30pm: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – Live Animals / Livestock. Register here.

Tuesday 3rd November 9.30-11.00am:  Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – General. Register here.

Monday 9th November 9.30-11.00am: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – Fish. Register here.

Wednesday 11th November 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – Live Animals and Livestock. Register here.

Thursday 12th November 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – General. Register here.

Wednesday 18th November 2.00pm-3.30pm: Export Health Certificate requirements from 1 January 2021 – General. Register here.

Source

Brian J McMullin Solicitors
MMG Welding Killybegs

Webinar Series to help Scottish Seafood Businesses Get Ready for Brexit

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