Brexit Impact - Meat, Fish and Dairy Products

Posted on: 22/10/2018

The government has issued a notice on the impact on health marks for meat, fish and dairy products in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The notice has relevance to all companies involved in meat, fish and dairy products, whether they trade with EU countries or not.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, we would not be entitled to use any mark that implies membership of the EU. This means the form of marking would have to change after March 29th. FSA is already conslting business on what any new marks should look like. The government plans to have new marks available in time for them to be adopted by the time we leave the EU next March. 

The notice acknowledges that a no deal Brexit would have significant impact on cross border trade with Ireland, and stresses that the government is committed to maintaining the Belfast Agreement, and would take into account the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland.

Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are party to EU rules as members of the European Economic Area, meaning that changes in these circumstances would affects companies who trade with these countries, too.

We advise all companies operating in these products to consider the government's notice carefully, and seek advice if required.

Strong and Herd are delivering public seminars in London and Manchester on Planning for the Brexit Impact. Details here.

 

 

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