EORI Numbers (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019

Because only some of the traders who import/export goods to/from the EU have registered for their GB EORI number, HMG is auto-enrolling now.

Here

An EU country specific EORI number is also required.

EORI numbers are not required for UK/Ireland trade across the Irish Border.

If a trader does not have the relevant EORI numbers, their goods will not clear borders.

EU arrivals after Exit day (UK Brexit)

Exit day is 31st October 2019

(by statutory instrument, not the commencement order recently signed)

The Home Office today confirmed an entirely new system is being developed for EU arrivals after Exit day, and the European Temporary Leave to Remain (announced in January 2019) is not being progressed.

Here.

Although this Blog does not post on immigration, I will post when details of the new system are announced.

Any questions on this should be addressed to the UK Home Office.

National Food Strategy – call for evidence (UK England)

Exit day is 31st October.

Today HMG announced a call for evidence to help build a new National Food Strategy for England. Closing date is 25th October 2019.

On 27 June, Defra’s Secretary of State commissioned Henry Dimbleby to conduct an independent review to help HMG create a new National Food Strategy for England (the last one dates 75 years ago).

The purpose of the review is to address the environmental and health problems caused by the food system, to ensure the security of food supply, and to maximise the benefits of emerging agricultural technology.

The terms of reference for the Review is here.

A separate National Food Strategy onsite site has been created and this is the page on that site about the engagement – here.

The online address of the National Food Strategy site is here.

The Review will be published Summer 2020.

The Call for Evidence Closing Date is 25th October 2019 and see the Programme of Engagement on the National Food Strategy site here.

HMG stated it will publish a summary of responses 12 weeks after the consultation closes.

The Call for Evidence is accessed here (and from the National Food Strategy site).

This is a wide ranging exercise, covering obesity, food security, land management, fishing, animal welfare.

The National Food Strategy will examine activity across several departments of state, and build on the Brexit Agriculture and Fisheries Bills, the Industrial Strategy, the Childhood Obesity Plan and the proposed Environment Bill.

Statement about the UK Political Situation (this Blog does not post about Politics, this Statement is now added to Posts where the political situation could alter the content, timing or otherwise affect, the Post itself).

(1) HMG has a majority of one.

(2) Steps are being discussed by Opposition Parties and some backbenchers to prevent a No Deal, in September.

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.