The FDF informs the Government’s international trade policy priorities and provides advice to its members on trade and customs issues.

The FDF also offers further information to guide your company on issues arising as a result of changing terms of trade after 2020.

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EU rules on composite products

New requirements for exporting products to the EU which include ingredients of animal origin come into effect on 21 April 2021. This resource will help members understand the new rules on Composite Products and ensure you stay informed and up to date with the changes needed.

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Borders and customs

The FDF ensures that its members are informed of what is required of them at the border, and represents members’ views to the Government, to ensure that the UK’s borders are as frictionless as possible.

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Exports

The FDF works with government and other stakeholders to promote the sector’s success in exporting and encourage more food and drink manufacturers to export.

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EU exit

The FDF produces a range of resources to help guide companies through the complexities arising as the UK leaves the EU. This includes our Brexit Roadmap resource. The FDF also runs various Brexit-related committees.

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Trade negotiations

The FDF is committed to ensuring that the sector’s priorities are at the heart of these negotiations, so that UK food and drink producers can access key markets with reduced trade barriers and tariffs.

Latest updates

Issues exporting composite products to the EU

Update

A new regulation concerning exporting composite products to the EU is due to come into force on 21 April 2021.

If you are a member of FDF and are experiencing any issues exporting composite products please email our dedicated inbox Brexit@fdf.org.uk to ensure you receive a swift response.

Free support for FDF members via Open Borders Direct

We are pleased to partner with Open Borders Direct®, to provide FDF members with free 3-month Helpline access for any member who is struggling to make head or tails of the paperwork or processes in importing or exporting. The team at Open Borders Direct® are committed to finding an answer for you; all you have to do is sign up using the Trade Association dropdown to take advantage of your three months free subscription – no credit card details are needed to access this offer.

Note: All business relationships are between Open Borders Direct® and the client, not FDF. FDF receives a small commission from Open Borders Direct® for any FDF member signing up to use Open Borders Direct®

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Report: Eating into household budgets: the Government’s recipe for food price inflation

20 July 2021

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