1. The UK Government has a free Trader Support Service which offers help if you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring
By way of clarification, the UK Trader Scheme is different from the Trader Support Service (and the Movement Assistance Scheme) and none of these obviates
3. I supply products of animal origin from GB direct to NI customers (so not-at-risk of being sold elsewhere). What is the grace period and how do I register?
The grace period for authorised traders moving food from GB to NI is a 3 month period through to 1 April 2021 for authorised traders
4. What is the latest Summary documentation needed goods-not-at risk exported to Northern Ireland for 1st January 2021?
Here is a summary of the documentation requirements ahead of 1 January 2021, and outlining the links to further reference information that may be of
Yes, from an animal and plant health perspective, the same controls will apply for moving goods from GB to NI as for goods being exported
The rules on moving goods from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI) changed on 1 January 2021. Any health or phytosanitary certificate needed to
The NI Protocol, was agreed in order to balance the UK’s EU exit with the treaty requirements of the Good Friday Agreement and ensure that
8. How will the Common Frameworks approach to joint devolved decision-making work particularly in the context of the NI Protocol which requires food placed on the Northern Ireland market to comply with EU food law?
Northern Ireland has played and will continue to play an important role within the development and implementation of the Common Frameworks.Under the Protocol, some EU
Are there additional costs associated with scrapie testing of stock intended for the movement of GB-NI only for which an OV can seek reimbursement?
Yes. An OV can claim up to £150 per inspection excluding VAT for the costs related to testing sheep forscrapie, as required as part of
The control body may be required to supply organisation details to be set-up as a supplier, this will be a one-time set-up.
Before I invoice the Government for the reimbursement of EHC certification costs, are there any steps that my business needs to follow?
Yes. Refer to Vet Gateway for the steps you will need to take before submitting invoices forreimbursement.
Yes, the MAS scheme does allow for payment of some reasonable travel expenses. For more information please check here.
Can an OV seek reimbursement for genotype tests for stock intended for NI where results point to an animal having scrapie?
Yes. An OV can include the costs of the genotype tests for the intended movement of stock from GB-NIonly, irrespective of the test results. This
Check if you can declare goods you bring into Northern Ireland not ‘at risk’ of moving to the EU from 1 January 2021
From 1 January, you will need to make declarations and may need to pay any tariffs due when bringing goods into Northern Ireland from Great
Do costs and fees incurred through certification or lab checks apply to traders only landing at ports?
Agri-food goods moved from GB to NI are eligible for support through the MAS programme. Goods passing through GB to get to NI are not
No. Certifiers must submit all PDF invoices on a monthly basis and include all EHCs that have beencompleted and any claim for time spent on
Do I need a Government Gateway account for MAS (movement assistance scheme) as I don’t have an account?
EHC Online allows you to request certification and invoice the reimbursement of costs for EHC’s.If you do not already have one, you will need to
Yes, if you carry goods from GB to Ireland using a RoRo ferry service (accompanied or unaccompanied), a PBN must be submitted to Irish Customs.
Do I need to submit an Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for GB to Republic of Ireland or continental EU movements?
Hauliers moving goods from GB to Republic of Ireland or the rest of the EU need to submit an import Safety & Security Entry Summary
Do I need to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) when moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland?
Import declarations and safety and security (ENS) declarations must be made before moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. From 00:01 am (GMT) on
Do you have a link to further information on plans for a proportionate and risk—based approach to enforcement of labelling requirements in Northern Ireland?
Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, goods sold in NI will continue to follow EU rules for food labelling. This means labelling differences between GB and