Following the end of the transition period, all food and drink imported into the UK from the EU and the rest of the world will be required to undergo customs formalities, while animal and plant products will be subject to sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS).

The UK will be in control of policies for applying tariffs and duties at it borders, and the types and levels of checks it carries out on food and drink, and the customs processes and safety requirements for traders. There will also be customs and SPS formalities facing food and drink moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The FDF ensures that its members are informed about changing border requirements and represents members’ views to the Government to ensure the UK’s borders are as frictionless as possible. Our work is vital in ensuring that UK food and drink producers can continue to provide shoppers and consumers with a wide variety of food and drink at competitive prices.

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The Food and Drink Federation responds to the government's latest border announcement

"The FDF welcomes this sensible and pragmatic step to ensure that food and drink continues to flow, and allows manufacturers access to the inputs and ingredients they need in order to continue producing the full range of products for UK shoppers and consumers."

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