The transition period between the UK and the EU ended on 31 December 2020 and the UK is no longer a member of the EU’s Single Market nor the Common Customs Union. These changes will result in a series of significant, and depending on the timing, abrupt changes to how rural businesses operate.
Arrangements for horses and other equines will change. This briefing note, and others on different subjects that can be found on the CLA Brexit Hub, provides rural business owners with a detailed framework for the steps which will need to be taken and where you can find more information relating to the export of animals and animal products and has been independently compiled by CLA experts.
- Export Health Certificates (EHCs);
- Exports to non-EU countries;
- Exports to EU countries;
- Border Control Posts (BCPs);
- Rejected goods;
- UK listing as a Third Country;
- Transport rules.
Of course, the decision about what actions to take will be unique to every businesses’ needs. This guidance is not intended to make a judgement on the specific activities you should be undertaking, or about the longer-term effects of the UK’s exit from the EU.