Imported Clothing Labelling (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October.

HMG has yesterday issued two instructions confirming the no change situation re shoes and textiles labelling on imports, bar the manufacturer’s authorised agent must be based in the UK (not the EU).

Footwear – here.

Textiles – here.

Exports to the EU will need to comply with EU rules for imports from third countries.

EU Brexit Preparedness Notices – here.

EU Brexit Customs and Taxation and related information – here.

Instructions to Local Governments (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019.

HMG issued today a compilation of Instructions applicable to Local Authorities.

Here.

Local authorities have relevant (to this Blog) functions, and the Instructions sign post to other Instructions issued –

* UK Product Safety and Metrology Guidance in a ‘no deal’ scenario – here (dated 25th March – a Blog post exists already about this)

* Food labelling changes if there’s a no-deal Brexit – here (dated 25th February)

* Health marks on meat, fish and dairy products here (accessed from online compilation dated 7th August – focus on the No Deal instructions)

* Importing high-risk food and animal feedhere (dated 10th April)

* Exporting GM food and animal feed products if there’s no Brexit Deal – here (dated 11th April)

* Importing, exporting and transporting products or goods after Brexithere (dated 22nd February)

* Find a professional to certify export health certificateshere (dated 11th June)

* Importing and exporting waste if there’s no Brexit dealhere (dated 3rd June)

[The UK government has secured an agreement that all UK consents for shipments of notifiable waste that go beyond 31 October 2019 will be rolled over.]

List of Brexit Law applicable to local authorities – here.

Some of these are listed in Cardinal Brexit Law List and are in the midst of being processed into the base law.

Imports of Regulated Material (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019.

HMG updated instructions dating from 2015 (relating to importing from outside the EU) and issued these today (aligning with post Exit systems for imports from EU).

Here.

The instructions relate to importing (from outside the EU) :

(1) cut flowers

(2) plants

(3) fruit

(4) vegetables

(5) machinery

Plants, fruit, vegetables and plant material (like soil) from outside the EU fall into 3 categories:

• ‘unrestricted’ material you can bring to the UK without any conditions

• ‘controlled’ material that you can only bring into the UK with a ‘phytosanitary certificate’ to show it meets the requirements for entry to the EU

• ‘prohibited’ material that cannot be brought into the UK unless the importer gets a scientific research licence or an exception (‘derogation’) to the rules – contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) for a derogation.

The Instructions focus on Phytosanitary Certificates (controlled material) not machinery.

Plant passports for movements to and from the EU – here (also updated from 2015)

Small quantities in hand baggage – here.

Please examine the documents linking to the right of the Instructions page – these are also updated (and some relate to cross border with the EU).

International Road Haulage (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October.

Instructions are now updated re International Road Haulage –

(1) EC Community Licences for International Haulage – here.

(2) International Road Haulage : operator licences and permits – here.

(3) ECMT international road haulage permits – here.

The instruction states (correctly) – most international journeys can be completed until 31 December 2019 without ECMT permit.

The instruction does not state, however, this is due to an EU temporary Brexit waiver rule. The instruction makes no mention of applying to the EU to roll this over.

(4) Carry out international road haulage after Brexit – here.

F-gases and ODS (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October.

HMG has today updated its instructions for those persons who use or trade in F-gases or ODS.

Here.

Brexit Law is issued in this area, and Cardinal has already consolidated this into base law and supplied it to subscribers to Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists.

Medicines and MHRA Instructions (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October.

The MHRA today updated its instructions for the regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials after Exit.

Here.

Please see the link on this page to other MHRA instructions issued,

Please check for situations where this comes within the scope of the Brexit Law being consolidated by Cardinal into base law and supplied to subscribers to Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists.

Nutrition Legislation (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October.

HMG today published updated instructions on the changes to nutrition legislation that will follow from Exit.

Here.

The Brexit Law referred to falls outside the scope of Brexit Law that Cardinal is consolidating into base law and making available to subscribers to Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers and Checklists.

The reader is advised to check if any matter covered by the instructions has relevance to them.