Animal Products: Exports

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Oral Statement of 9 December 2020 on Withdrawal Agreement Update, whether the grace period for supermarkets which waives export health certificates extends to independent (a) retailers and (b) food producers.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Export Health Certificates will be required for non-supermarket agri-food products on 1 January 2020.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) exit and (b) safety and security declarations will be required on goods travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland on 1 January 2020.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General

I refer the hon. Member to the Government’s Command Paper, ‘The Northern Ireland Protocol’, laid in Parliament on 10 December. This provides details of the agreement in principle reached by the Co-Chairs of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee regarding the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, as well as further information on the UK Government’s work to implement the Protocol and support businesses as it comes into force.

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