Brexit Channel resumes meetings to resolve trade issues with UK

The Brexit Channel has resigned to resolve trade difficulties with the UK after Brexit came into effect

On January 1, 2022, customs requirements set by the United Kingdom came into effect. / FEPEX

Valencia fruits. Drafting.

Next week there will be a new meeting of the Brexit Channel, a collaborative body between management and the export sectors, promoted by the Secretary of State for Trade, to identify and attempt to resolve trade difficulties with the UK after entry. The strength of Britain’s exit from the European Union. In the fruit and vegetable sector, exports to this country maintain a smooth rhythm, with 862,372 tons exported in the first half, 3% less than the same period in 2020 and 1,276 million euros, 10% more.

New customs requirements

However, since January 1 this year, exporters of fruit and vegetables have assumed new customs requirements set by the UK as a result of their departure from the European Union, which are set in three phases. In the first, which began in January of this year, community exports of fresh fruits and vegetables must be accompanied by a customs declaration (SAD) and a certificate of compliance with marketing standards.

In the second phase, which was initially scheduled to start in April this year and was postponed to January 1, 2022 and with regard to the generality of fresh fruits and vegetables, shipments must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, advance notice and there will be remote documentary controls.

In the third phase, which will start in March 2022, the previous requirements are maintained, and more controls will be implemented, as well as the addition of identity and physical controls at approved control points (BCPs), which generates great concern in the aggregate sector in VipexBecause of the complexity and slowdown in exports that these controls may involve and because of the high level of shipments to the United Kingdom, the third destination for Spanish fruit and vegetable exports.

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