SEAFISH BOOSTS BREXIT GUIDANCE
Seafish has updated its guidance to help seafood businesses prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.
The revised hub on its website focuses on practical actions businesses should be taking now to ensure smooth trade from 1 January 2021. The guidance covers Great Britain and is also being developed to incorporate advice on moving goods under the Northern Ireland protocol.
Fiona Wright, head of regulatory affairs at Seafish, said it was a complex issue. “In putting this improved guidance together we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for seafood businesses to know what actions they need to take now,” she said.
“We are also working directly with many businesses with complex cases, in particular through our Importers and Exporters Forums. Specifics can make cases complicated very quickly and we’re happy to speak directly to UK seafood businesses to help them resolve any issues they are experiencing.”
New customs procedures
have been flagged as a particular issue and Seafish has organised a webinar focusing on this featuring speakers from the new Trader Support Service and the Institute of Export & International Trade
Seafish has also been helping Marine Scotland with a series of webinars and delivering virtual presentations to groups throughout the seafood sector. Finally, the organisation has partnered with the Department for International Trade to help businesses looking for new overseas market opportunities.