UK Trade with EU

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 42 of The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods, published 13 July 2020, what criteria will determine the risk-led approach to identity and physical checks on live animals until July 2021.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Between January and July 2021, health certification and pre-notifications will be required for live animals and germinal products, and identity and physical checks will continue to be carried out at destination on a risk basis. The following parameters are usually assessed to determine if a live animal is high risk: country of origin including its disease status, importer risk, species. Future levels of checks will take into account the level of checks imposed by the EU on UK goods of similar risk status.

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