Importation and Movement

Import of live animals. There are a number of directives dealing with both the import and transit of animals.  One category of directives deals with imports from outside the EU whereas another category deal with imports between EU states.  Technically imports between EU states are described as intra-EU trade whereas imports referred to imports from […]

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Import & Export of Animals

General There are a number of directives dealing with both the import and transit of animals.  One category of directives deals with imports from outside the EU whereas another category deal with imports between EU states.  Technically imports between EU states are described as intra EU trade whereas imports referred to imports from outside the […]

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Agricultural Products

The CAP There are import and export controls and duties designed to maintain the single market in various agricultural products under the Common Agricultural Policy. CAP  controls and duties apply when goods enter or leave the European Union. They do not generally apply to trade within the EU. CAP goods include food, agricultural and horticultural […]

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Agricultural Goods Trade

The CAP There are import and export controls and duties designed to maintain the single market in various agricultural products under the Common Agricultural Policy. CAP  controls and duties apply when goods enter or leave the European Union. They do not generally apply to trade within the EU. CAP goods include food, agricultural and horticultural […]

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Food Hygiene Controls

Overview The importation of food products from outside the EU requires compliance with EU and UK hygiene, safety, labeling and food composition regulations.  The hazard analysis and critical control point after primary production stage (HACCP) system is used.   Non-EU suppliers must have equivalent systems in place. Food businesses after primary production must work in accordance […]

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Food Safety Controls

Overview The importation of food products from outside the EU requires compliance with EU and UK hygiene safety, labelling and food composition regulations.  The hazard analysis and critical control point after the primary production stage (HACCP) system is used.   Non-EU suppliers must have equivalent systems in place. Food businesses after primary production must work in […]

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Veterinary Entry Document for Animals

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Importing Food within EU [UK]

Importing food from within the EU Information on EU member states, food establishments selling products of animal origin and considerations for importing fishery products. Last updated 1 February 2018 View PDF Print this page Share EU Member States A full list of EU member states that have freed trade between them is available online. Please note that the […]

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Import Controls Dept Agriculture Ireland

Import Controls Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) control inspections are required at the EU/Third Country borders under EU law on the protection of animal health, plant health and food safety. Such controls (referred to as official controls) apply to live animals and animal products, as well as plants and plant products entering the Single Market, and […]

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Food EU Preparedness

Brussels, 20 March 2019 REV2 – Replaces the notice REV1 published on 1 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS BREXIT AND EU FOOD LAW AND EU RULES ON QUALITY SCHEMES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on […]

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Trading in Animals and Animal Products

  8 April 2019 Addressing the challenges of a no deal Brexit takes place at a number of levels and requires responses at the EU level, responses by Government, responses by citizens, and responses by businesses and affected sectors. While extensive Brexit preparedness and contingency planning has already been undertaken across Government, it is only […]

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Irish Agriculture Traders Notes Equine and Pets

Movement of equines between Ireland and Great Britain, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal This notice provides information on the movement of equines between Ireland and Great Britain (GB), if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. In a no-deal scenario: – the Tripartite Agreement between Ireland, France and the UK […]

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Traders Notes Animal Products

TRADER NOTICE – MOVEMENTS OF ANIMALS OR PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN USING THE UK LANDBRIDGE IN THE CASE OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT. Context – Brexit As the UK has voted to leave the EU, it will become a ‘Third Country’ (non-EU Member State) from the date of  withdrawal. From the date the United Kingdom exits […]

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Irish Agriculture Traders Notes Live Animals

IMPORTATION OF LIVE ANIMALS (EXCLUDING HORSES AND PETS) INTO IRELAND FROM THE UK IN THE CASE OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT. Context – Brexit As the UK has voted to leave the EU, it will become a ‘Third Country’ (non-EU Member State) from the date of withdrawal. From the date the United Kingdom exits the European […]

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Traders Notes Feed and Fertilisers

Requirements for the IMPORT of animal feed into Ireland 1. Companies/individuals who wish to import animal feed into Ireland must be registered with DAFM as an FBO and Importer 2. Imports of animal feed from Third Countries must be notified to DAFM at least 5 days before the animal feed is brought into the State […]

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Irish Fisheries Traders Notes

General fisheries issues and requirements for the importation of fishery products, including wild caught and farmed fish, from the UK post-Brexit If no Withdrawal Agreement is in place, the Common Fisheries Policy will cease to apply to the UK Exclusive Economic Zone. Fisheries stakeholders will be affected in the following ways: 1. Access to Fishing […]

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Traders Notes Wood & Forestry

EXPORT OF FORESTRY PLANTS, WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS FROM IRELAND INTO THE UK IN THE CASE OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT. Context – Plant Health Legislation Exports of commodities from Ireland into other parts of the EU – including into the UK are currently regulated under Council Directive 2000/29/EC, commonly called the Plant Health Directive. This […]

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Irish Agriculture Commodities FAQ

Import Controls Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) control inspections are required at the EU/Third Country borders under EU law on the protection of animal health, plant health and food safety. Such controls (referred to as official controls) apply to live animals and animal products, as well as plants and plant products entering the Single Market, and […]

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Irish Agriculture Advice for Imports & Exporters

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Import Controls  – animals and animal products If you import live animals or animal products from the UK you will need to apprise yourself of, and comply with, the EU regulations governing the imports of such products from Third Countries (i.e. non EU countries) This means that live animals and animal […]

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Trading Timber Guidance

Trading timber: imports and exports if there’s no Brexit deal Prepare for the rules that will apply to buying and selling timber and timber products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 22 January 2019 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Rules from 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Importing timber for […]

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Exporting Horses Guidance

Guidance Export horses and ponies: special rules Rules for exporting horses and other equines, including ponies and donkeys, and what you’ll need to do if there’s no Brexit deal Published 7 November 2016 Last updated 1 March 2019 — see all updates From: Animal and Plant Health Agency Contents If you’re planning to move a horse […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Plant Health

Brussels, Angers, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Live Animal Movement

Brussels, 27 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED TO THE MOVEMENT OF LIVE ANIMALS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified […]

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