Guidance

Webinars for importers of food and drink products from the EU to Great Britain

Register for webinars to find out about changes to importing food and drink, including composite food and fishery products from the EU to Great Britain (GB) from 1 October 2021.

You’ll need to follow new rules on importing the following products from the EU to GB from 1 October 2021:

  • food and drink that are products of animal origin for human consumption (POAO), such as meat, fish and dairy
  • composite food products which contain animal products
  • fishery products

Defra is hosting a series of free webinars in February and March to:

  • explain what actions you must take to continue to import these products from the EU into GB from 1 October 2021
  • help you find guidance on how to meet the new requirements
  • give you useful links to essential information
  • give you the opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials

For further information you can:

Food and drink

These webinars are for importers of food and drink that are POAO from the EU to GB.

Register to attend a Zoom webinar by clicking on the date you want to attend:

Composite food products

These webinars are for importers of composite food products from the EU to GB. Register to attend a Zoom webinar by clicking on the date you want to attend:

Fish and fishery products

This webinar is for importers of fish and fishery products from the EU to GB. Register to attend the Zoom webinar on 22 March 2021 at 2pm.

EU exporters

These webinars are for EU exporters of POAO who move these goods to GB. The events will be available with subtitles in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Polish.

Rules of origin

This webinar is about tariffs and rules of origin for agri-food goods moving between the UK and EU.

This webinar has taken place. You can watch the video of the session on YouTube:

Rules of origin for agri-food goods moving between the UK and EU

Read guidance on rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU.

Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS)

Find out how to use IPAFFS to pre-notify about imports of live animals, products of animal origin (POAO) and high risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO) into Great Britain (GB).

How to register for IPAFFS

This webinar explains how to register to use IPAFFS.

You can watch this webinar on YouTube:

Registering to use IPAFFS

How to submit a pre-notification on IPAFFS when importing live animals from EU to GB

This webinar demonstrates how to submit a pre-notification for live animals on IPAFFS.

This webinar has taken place. You can watch the video of the session on YouTube:

Submit a pre-notification on IPAFFS for live animals

Read guidance on importing live animals from the EU.

Published 12 February 2021
Last updated 12 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to show new date for import rules and removed link for webinar that's now taken place.

  2. Updated webinars list due to some IPAFFS webinars now being cancelled.

  3. Added new links to YouTube videos of the webinars on how to use IPAFFS to pre-notify about imports of live animals from the EU to GB and on how to register to use IPAFFS.

  4. Added details and dates of webinars about Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS)

  5. Added webinar and guidance about tariffs and rules of origin for agri-food goods moving between the UK and EU.

  6. Added webinars for EU exporters

  7. First published.