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EU exit guide for fishers: export non-UK ‘third country’ fish to EU

Published: 13 Jan 2020

Guidelines to assist the industry in understanding the additional regulatory requirements resulting from the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.

Published:
13 Jan 2020
EU exit guide for fishers: export non-UK ‘third country’ fish to EU
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IF THE IMPORT WAS ONLY STORED OR TRANSPORTED IN THE UK

STAGE 1: OBTAIN THIRD COUNTRY CATCH CERTIFICATE: The exporter will obtain the original Catch Certificate(s), validated by the third country(ies).

STAGE 2: OBTAIN STORAGE STATEMENT: The exporter will complete the Storage Document online including the third country catch certificate reference(s) and forward the Storage Document to the EU importer.

STAGE 3: SUBMIT STORAGE STATEMENT AND CATCH CERTIFICATES: The EU importer will submit the Storage Document to the EU competent authorities of the destination/EU Member State(s) within the required time frame.

STAGE 4: OBTAIN EHC: The exporter will obtain the required Export Health Certificate (EHC).

STAGE 5: CONSIGNMENT TO BCP: The consignment is transported with the EHC (and other relevant invoicing, customs and packing documentation) to an EU Border Control Post (BCP) where it is approved (or rejected) and enters the EU.

More information on exporting and importing seafood is available on the gov.uk website.

IF THE IMPORT WAS PROCESSED IN THE UK

STAGE 1: OBTAIN THIRD COUNTRY CATCH CERTIFICATE: The exporter will obtain the original Catch Certificate(s), validated by the third country(ies).

STAGE 2: OBTAIN PROCESSING STATEMENT: The exporter will complete a Processing Statement including the third country catch certificate reference(s) and forward the Processing Statement to the EU importer.

STAGE 3: SUBMIT PROCESSING STATEMENT AND CATCH CERTIFICATES: The EU importer will submit the Processing Statement to the EU competent authorities of the destination/EU Member State(s) within the required time frame.

STAGE 4: OBTAIN EHC: The exporter will obtain the required Export Health Certificate (EHC).

STAGE 5: CONSIGNMENT TO BCP: The consignment is transported with the EHC (and other relevant invoicing, customs and packing documentation), to an EU Border Control Post (BCP) where it is approved (or rejected) and enters the EU.