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Post EU exit - What do I need to know?

The challenges and opportunities brought about by the UK's exit from the EU

The challenges and opportunities brought about by the UK's exit from the EU

15 June 2021 11:00(BST)

International and domestic regulatory support – here to help

Sharon Morey and Ella Freeman

The structure of food and drink legislation varies significantly around the world – Campden BRI’s experienced team of regulatory experts can help you ensure that your products are compliant with the legislative requirements of your target market.

We offer a valuable, extensive and authoritative information and advisory service to help clients stay compliant with food regulations in more than 80 countries.

For more information contact us via regulatoryadvice@campdenbri.co.uk

Our services include:

  • Artwork and label review which helps you identify areas of non-compliance for mandatory and voluntary indications;
  • Regulatory translations which help you convert your labeling information to the legal language(s) of your destination market;
  • Nutrition information table generation which includes converting a US label into a UK compliant format and vice versa;
  • Formulation checks to help you ensure the ingredients in your product are permitted and within the legal limits.
  • An extensive training programme (in person and online), which includes topics such as introduction to food law, food and drink labelling, food additives and flavorings, nutrition, and health claims, as well as weights and measures.
  • And sector specific expertise for alcohol, allergens, additives, and food supplements.

Official controls - Import requirements for EU and GB

Lorna Yates

Since the end of the EU exit transition period, when the UK became a third country, products moving between the EU and the UK became subject to Official Controls. These measures ensure that products entering the EU or UK comply with the relevant legislation. The legislation around Official Controls is complex with some enforcement in GB still subject to a series of transition periods. In this 10-minute video, Lorna Yates, UK Food Law Adviser in the EU/UK Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, discusses some of the key points on Official Controls for importing food and drink products into the EU and the UK. She also provides reference to official guidance and highlights the areas which have changed, in particular controls for composite foods.

How Legislation for GB has changed since EU exit

Helen French

Since the UK is no longer a member of the European Union, EU legislation as it applied to the UK, is now a part of UK domestic legislation. It is important that food and drinks businesses are aware of what changes are happening at EU level and which legislation applies in Great Britain. Helen French, Principal Food Law Advisor in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, helps us to understand how the legislation works post EU exit, where to find the one in force and the one your business needs. She also discusses in more detail how food additives, geographical indications, novel foods, nutrition and health claims are affected by those changes, but also how risk assessments are now carried out post EU exit.

Introduction to Brazil's food law - the basics

Itala Veloso

In this 15-minute video, Itala Veloso, Food Law Adviser in the International Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, introduces the regulatory bodies in Brazil, the different types of legislations and the country regulatory framework. She also discusses products specific legislation and what to consider when it comes to food labelling but also the registration requirements if you want to export food and drinks to Brazil.

Food law in the United States - what's hot?

Vladas Cinga

The United States is an attractive market for many UK and European food and drink manufacturers but, with very different legislation and requirements, exporting can be a daunting task. To add to the complexity of the regulatory landscape, exporters should keep up to date with the legislations. Vladas Cinga, Principal Food Law Adviser in the International Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, briefly discusses what to consider when exporting to the U.S. He then takes us through the recently enacted labelling legislation adding sesame as the ninth major food allergen and the upcoming deadline for mandatory labelling of genetically engineered ingredients.

Australia

Ka Yin Law

Australia has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for food and drinks businesses. The process of opening up its market helped increase productivity, stimulate growth, and made the economy more flexible. However, food and drinks exporters to Australia are still facing complex importing requirements and expectations. As specialist of the Australian market, Ka Yin Law, Food Law adviser, International Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, in this video guides us through the Australian regulatory system to help you navigates to the correct authority when exporting products to Australia.

Exporting to China - major food regulatory changes

Xiangwen He

Chinese market opportunity is huge. Its burgeoning, and increasingly sophisticated, middle class has developed a huge appetite for foreign food and drinks products. However, foreign companies scrambling to get a slice of the pie should tread carefully in what is a complex environment. In this video, Xiangwen He, Food Law adviser, International Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI discusses some of the recent major food regulatory changes for exporting food and drinks to China but also some of the areas that foreign food exporters should consider when approaching the Chinese market.

Exporting to the MENA region

Houaida Alawieh

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) growing populations and rising incomes are driving higher demand for food and drinks. Given the region’s climatic and geographic constraints, this demand cannot be fulfilled by domestic production alone and generate a large need for imports.
Each MENA country has their own national authority in charge of the legislation but their own specific of food and drink requirements. In this video, Houaida Alawieh, Food Law Adviser in the International Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, takes us through the general considerations when deciding to export to these markets.

Global regulatory advisory services and support presentation

Global regulatory advisory services and support

Maintaining an awareness of current food and drink legislation, understanding its implications, and remaining alert to changes is increasingly challenging. With an experienced food law advisory team, covering over 80 countries worldwide, Campden BRI offers a valuable, extensive and authoritative information and advisory services which help you meet these needs. From support and queries relating to all aspects of food and drink laws, legislations, and regulations to checking label compliance, translation, providing training courses, seminars, or events, and much more, found out in this presentation how Campden BRI’s Regulatory Affairs Team can support you in your journey.

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Regulatory affairs – watching brief – EU and UK presentation

Regulatory affairs - watching brief – EU and UK

The major international markets for UK companies remain UK and EU. However, with country-specific legislations, ensuring that food and drinks products meet local regulatory requirements and emerging one can be a challenging task. This presentation takes you through the latest UK and EU regulations updates and requirements.

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HMRC taxation - understanding tariffs

Louise Gearey

The Harmonised System compared to the EU Combined Nomenclature

Louise Gearey

In this presentation, Louise Gearey, Food Specification and Control Group Manager at Campden BRI helps us understand the complex Harmonised System codes and how it differs to the EU Combined Nomenclature. She also discusses the insights into the Meursing codes and how they are and are not applicable to different commodity codes.

European Customs Union - protecting people and facilitating trade

European Customs Union - protecting people and facilitating trade

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Calculating duty correctly

Calculating duty correctly

Louise Gearey

The Meursing table is used to determine which tariff code, and therefore how much duty, is applicable to goods when importing them into the EU. For example: the EU classifies confectionary and bakery products, food preparations and more as “composite agrigoods”.

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