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.
Issues exporting composite products to the EUUpdate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EU customs and trade support
We have been working to put in place a range of solutions that will help members moving goods into and out of the EU. This includes a programme of training courses, free expert guidance, customs support and staffing assistance.Read more
Report: Eating into household budgets: the Government’s recipe for food price inflation
20 July 2021
The report looks at the impact on industry and consumer food prices of seven different policies coming from either the sustainability or public health policy arenas.Read more
Webinar: The future of imports: what you need to do to keep your goods moving
10 September 2021
Listen to this webinar for a full insight into the future of imports from the EU into the UK and what key guidance you need to know in order to continue trading without friction.Read more
Report: Feeding the Future: Working together to build the National Food Strategy
08 October 2021
The Food and Drink Sector Council offers food chain solutions as part of the industry’s contribution to the UK Government’s forthcoming National Food Strategy.Read more