British customs rules for veterinary cargo tightened as of 1 October -Due to Brexit, the British government is further tightening the customs rules for import into the United Kingdom. This will commence on the 1st of October 2021 with the introduction of mandatory health certificates for most veterinary cargo. If you are transporting such cargo, make sure you are ready! Otherwise, your cargo may come to a standstill in a British port.

In the Netherlands, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) offers a step-by-step plan to help you to efficiently organise the required certificates. You can also directly ask the NVWA any questions you may have. Furthermore, the UK government offers various insightful webinars on the import of veterinary cargo into the UK.

Bekijk Britse uitleg over alle veterinaire veranderingen na 1 oktober as. – Find out what will change for you at the UK border from 1 October 2021 in this webinar from the UK government. Here you will hear from a first source what you need to do to import the following products from the EU into Britain from 1 October 2021:

  1. food and drink (products of animal origin for human consumption, such as meat, fish and dairy products)
  2. animal by-products
  3. composed food products

You will also learn how to:

  • Enter groupage loads
  • register for the product, animal, food and feed import system (IPAFFS)
  • submit an import notification in IPAFFS

Watch the webinars


Results Brexit Market Research | 90 days of Brexit: Higher costs, lower margins, bureaucracy, and delays

NBCC – With 90 days since the end of the transition period having now passed, we conducted a survey of our members together with Feedback Consumer Research on the impact of Brexit. If you participated on the survey, thank you very much.

Below, you can find an infographic which gives the key findings of the market research. You can find the press release here and the key conclusions here. If you have been impacted and need support or assistance, please contact Lyne Biewinga, Executive Director for Membership.

News Hour (Nieuwsuur) made an item about the results:
How does the Brexit work in reality. Watch through this link

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Urgent questions about UK border crossing problems? Call the helpline

Gov.UK – If you have any questions about importing goods into the UK – including registering them on the Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS) or obtaining a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) – call HMRC’s customs helpline on +44 300 322 9434. It is open 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm at weekends.

Is your cargo stuck at the UK border?

You can contact us 24/7 with urgent questions. Call the helpline on +44 300 322 9434 and choose option 1.

More options to get in touch

Gov.Uk makes it possible to ask your question in different ways. See the overview here.



Newsletter: The countdown has truly commenced: are you ready for Brexit?

With only about three weeks to go until Brexit, anyone who is not yet prepared must really hurry. Deal or no deal: customs formalities will irrevocably be in place for cargo traffic with the United Kingdom as of the 1st of January 2021. Only cargo that has been …

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Get ready for Brexit: important information for UK transport – No customs document? No digital pre-registration at the ferry terminal? Then no crossing!
Due to Brexit there will be customs formalities in freight traffic with the United Kingdom, effective from 1 January 2021. This has major consequences when you visit the Dutch ferry terminals. Without having a digital pre-registered customs document in Portbase you will be denied access to the ferry terminal.

For more information, please see here.