BREXIT – Changes per 01.10.2021/01.01.2022

The stricter customs regulations for veterinary goods planned for 1 October 2021 have  been postponed at short notice.

The requirement for an Exit Summary Declaration and a Safety and Security Declaration for returning of empty pallets and empty transport units from the UK from 1 October 2021 remains in place.


Veterinary goods:


When exporting to the UK, veterinary certificates will now only be required to accompany the consignment from 1 July 2022 for the majority of the veterinary commodities listed below.


  • Food and drink (products of animal origin for human consumption, such as meat, fish and dairy products).
  • Animal by-products
  • Composite foodstuffs


UK importers are now only required to notify the British Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA) of imports from the EU into the United Kingdom (UK) using the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) from 1 January 2022.


Empty pallets, empty transport units:


When returning empty containers, empty transport units or pallets from the UK to the EU without an export declaration (without an export MRN), a digital exit summary declaration (EXS), as well as a safety and security declaration (ENS) per consignment, will be required before exit from 1 October 2021. We can take care of the submission of this declaration. Our sales department will inform you about costs in due time.



Information from the British government: