The FDF informs the Government’s international trade policy priorities and provides advice to its members on trade and customs issues.

The FDF also offers further information to guide your company on issues arising as a result of changing terms of trade after 2020.

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Issues exporting composite products to the EU

Update

A new regulation concerning exporting composite products to the EU is due to come into force on 21 April 2021.

If you are a member of FDF and are experiencing any issues exporting composite products please email our dedicated inbox Brexit@fdf.org.uk to ensure you receive a swift response.

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EU rules on composite products

New requirements for exporting products to the EU which include ingredients of animal origin come into effect on 21 April 2021. This resource will help members understand the new rules on Composite Products and ensure you stay informed and up to date with the changes needed.

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Borders and customs

The FDF ensures that its members are informed of what is required of them at the border, and represents members’ views to the Government, to ensure that the UK’s borders are as frictionless as possible.

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Exports

The FDF works with government and other stakeholders to promote the sector’s success in exporting and encourage more food and drink manufacturers to export.

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EU exit

The FDF produces a range of resources to help guide companies through the complexities arising as the UK leaves the EU. This includes our Brexit Roadmap resource. The FDF also runs various Brexit-related committees.

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Trade negotiations

The FDF is committed to ensuring that the sector’s priorities are at the heart of these negotiations, so that UK food and drink producers can access key markets with reduced trade barriers and tariffs.

EU customs and trade support

We have been working to put in place a range of solutions that will help members moving goods into and out of the EU. This includes a programme of training courses, free expert guidance, customs support and staffing assistance.

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Report: Exports H1 2021

02 September 2021

FDF’s newly-released H1 2021 Trade Snapshot looks at UK food and drink trade trends during the first half of 2021.

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Report: Eating into household budgets: the Government’s recipe for food price inflation

20 July 2021

This report looks at the impact UK Government policies will have on food prices for both our food and drink manufacturing businesses and our household shopping baskets across the UK.

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Event: The future of imports: what you need to do to keep your goods moving

This webinar will give you full insight into the future of imports from the EU into the UK and what key guidance you need to know in order to continue trading without friction.

10 September 2021

11:00 - 12:00

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The future of imports: what you need to do to keep your goods moving