The Trade and Agriculture Commission has invited the AIC to submit its views to help shape its report on the UK’s future trade policies. We are aware that a number of AIC member businesses have also been approached to provide evidence, and we would encourage those members to also respond.
AIC has been contacted by the Department for International Trade regarding UK businesses that trade with Israel. We have been asked for members to provide feedback on trade with Israel, and what measures can be taken to improve market access or accessing imports.
From 1 January 2022, all Products of Animal Origin (POAO), Animal By-Products (ABP) and High Risk Foods Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) consignments need to be pre-notified on the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).
New requirements for importing products of animal origin and animal by products come into force from 1 January 2022. To support businesses preparing for these changes Defra will be hosting webinars from November 2021.
Yesterday, the Government announced that it had reached an Agreement in Principle on a free trade agreement with New Zealand. Talks have been ongoing for the past two years, and the AIP provides a framework for the deal.
The webinar will update external customers of DAFM on developments related to the requirements and procedures for the import of SPS goods from Great Britain since controls were introduced on 01 January 2021.
The Department of International Trade have launched a new, dedicated Export Support Service, offering businesses from every part of the UK a way to navigate cross-government support and information about exporting to Europe.