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Livestock identification export requirements post EU exit: guidance

Published: 4 Dec 2020

Information about changes to the way livestock intended for export from Great Britain to the European Union need to be identified and movements recorded from 1 January 2021.

Published:
4 Dec 2020
Livestock identification export requirements post EU exit: guidance

From 1 January 2021 there will be some changes to the requirements around the export of livestock from Scotland to the European Union (EU) and movements to Northern Ireland (NI). Whilst the below export requirements for movements to the EU will not change, requirements for exports from Great Britain (GB) to NI are subject to ongoing negotiations. As currently written, the Northern Ireland Protocol will require movements of livestock from GB to NI to be treated as if moving livestock to a Member State from 1 January 2021. 

Read the attached guidance for more information as well as a summary of options for identifying GB exports of livestock to the European Union and Movements to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.