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Prepare now for changes in how you trade from 1 January 2021

Trading with the EU will change on 1 January 2021. There will be significant new requirements for pre-notification of imports and clearance of consignments, irrespective of the outcome of trade negotiations. It is therefore really important for FPC members to engage and prepare now.

Any UK business which imports and exports fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and cut flowers from/to the EU should read the current edition of the Border Operating Model for GB and the Northern Ireland which we have shared with FPC members.

We continue to work with the UK Government to press for essential information which is missing from the Border Operating Model and the Northern Ireland Protocol. Members can see our Letter to Ministers outlining our key concerns about future trading.

We are preparing our Importers Guide and Exporters Guide for 2021, even though the is outstanding information to come. We expect an updated edition of the BOM model to be published and will incorporate more information to share with our members as soon as we can. FPC members can find checklists below covering Importing, Exporting, and guidance on trading with Northern Ireland.

As well as the EU-UK trade negotiations, several continuity trade agreements are still under discussion with key trading partners, without which certain UK imports will face UK global tariffs. You need to be aware of the impact of the UK tariffs on your products.

We will keep members advised of developments in our regular updates. We ask members to continue to feedback on issues and concerns. You can also check for the latest advice here and in the news section below.

Latest Brexit advice and guidance

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Trading with Northern Ireland - guidance

8 September 2020

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Exporters Checklist - prepare now for 2021

8 September 2020

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Importers Checklist - prepare now for January 2021

8 September 2020

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Brexit updates summary for FPC members - July and August

20 August 2020

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FPC Letter to Ministers on future trading arrangements 2021

20 August 2020

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