Ireland's exporters to GB reminded to prepare for 1 April 2021

Mar 01, 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine this week reminded food business operates who export products from Ireland to Great Britain to make preparations for the new health certification requirements that the UK government will introduce from 1 April 2021.  This means that in addition to the customs formalities, Irish exporters sending goods to Great Britain need to have their importer pre-notify the UK authorities of these goods, get an Export Health Certificate from Irish authorities and move the goods together with the Export Health Certificates.

The new UK import controls will impact upon exporters of products of animal origin and regulated plants and plant products.

From 1 July 2021, the UK government will remove the facility for exporters to delay the lodgement of UK customs import declarations for imports into Great Britain and to pay the applicable customs and VAT charges (if any).

Information and other resources are available on the Government of Ireland website at: Preparing for new UK Import Controls (1 April, 1 July), and on gov.ie Exporting to the UK from Ireland