The UK has left the European Union, and the transition period after Brexit has come to an end. The UK-EU trade deal, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, means quota-free and tariff-free trade can continue to take place between the UK and EU subject to Rules of Origin (RoO) requirements. It has been signed by the UK Government, European Commission and EU Council and implementing legislation has been passed at Westminster to put it into law in the UK.
Find out more about the summary of the UK-EU trade deal, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement including important points to note regarding: Tariffs and quotas, Rules of Origin, Customs cooperation and facilitation, Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS), Geographical Indications/PGI, Transport, Mobility, Fisheries, Data, and EU programmes.
This site hub provides tailored and practical information and advice on the main things businesses need to understand and do for Brexit. This includes information on exporting, importing, labelling, certification, transport, and workforce issues – and is updated as new rules and guidance from Governments emerge.
Run by Scotland’s enterprise agencies, this website covers all sectors across the economy, including food and drink. It includes useful information on developments, a helpful Q&A on a range of issues, free trade agreements, and webinars.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a a web page to help business ensure they have made the mandatory changes to their business around new rules and regulations.
Food & Drink Federation Scotland has shared five-step guidance documents to help you get prepared for trading after 1 January 2021.
A full list of trade agreements that are in effect plus progress of discussions with other countries can be found here.
DEFRA has created a bank of resources on EU exporting. Find past and upcoming presentations here.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have collated a list of common issues companies have currently been facing. A full list can be found below:
FSS continue to work with Scottish Government, APHA and DEFRA to resolve these issues: