Guidance on exporting composite food products to the EU from 1 January 2021

What does this involve?

The UK Government has published guidance on exporting composite food products to the EU from 1 January 2021, after the Brexit transition period comes to an end.

Composite food products include both processed products of animal origin (POAO) and plant products used as a main ingredient - not just added for flavouring or processing.

You can still export these products to the EU after 1 January 2021, but you must follow the new rules.

Topics covered include:

  • What counts as a composite food product
  • What does not count as a composite food product
  • Steps for exporting composite food products to the EU from 1 January 2021
  • Composite foods exempt from inspection at an EU border control post (BCP)
  • How to export these exempt products from 1 January 2021
  • EU standards for composite products

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Businesses who export composite food products to the EU or who intend to do so from 1 January 2021.

How long does this take?

It takes around 8 minutes to read the full guidance.

Next steps

Visit the UK Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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