Export Health Certificates (EHC)
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK is likely to have to apply full third country export rules when exporting animals and products of animal origin to the EU, including the Republic of Ireland.
This means that a large number of products will no longer be able to be exported from the UK to the EU on a commercial document, but will require an Export Health Certificate (EHC).
You can find more information at this link:
More NI information
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has a page of Brexit questions and answers on its website. This includes information about:
- food production
- animal welfare
- the environment
- the rural economy
- Brexit questions and answers - DAERA
UK government information
The UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has guidance on a number of issues if there is a 'no-deal' situation, including:
- food labelling changes
- trading and labelling organic food
- animal breeding programmes
- making and marketing fertilisers
- guide to zootechnical rules and standards
It also has guidance for the farming sector in general, explaining how a 'no-deal' situation may affect other issues like:
- EU funding
- importing and exporting
- marketing standards
- genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- pesticides and chemical regulations
- trade agreements
- data protection
The Food Standards Agency also has guidance on preparing your business for EU exit.
It covers topics like health and identification marks, and importing high-risk food and animal feed.