The transition period between the UK and the EU ended on 31 December 2020.
These changes have resulted in a series of significant, and depending on the timing, abrupt changes to how rural businesses operate. Arrangements for those products which have already been awarded protected status in the EU will change. This briefing note, and others on different subjects that can be found on the CLA Brexit Hub, provides rural business owners with detailed information on the steps which will need to be taken and where you can find more information relating to protected food names and has been independently compiled by CLA experts.
- What PDOs, PGIs and TSGs are;
- What happens to those UK products already with EU protected status;
- The UK Geographic Indications scheme;
- The logos that will need to be used on UK products and how to use them;
- Recognition of UK protected products in international agreements.
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.