Ireland’s agricultural exports to the UK will need a health certificate next year

The Irish Times reported on December 28 that after the UK began to inspect the agricultural products exported from Ireland next year, the Ministry of agriculture will issue about 310000 export health certificates for Irish meat, dairy products and agricultural products worth about 5 billion euros, and Irish exporters will really feel the impact of brexit for the first time.

The UK’s inspection of imports from other EU countries began in January 2021, but the UK’s inspection of goods from Ireland island was temporarily postponed. It has been determined that from July 1 next year, most Irish meat and food will require veterinary inspectors to issue agricultural export hygiene certificates before being shipped to the UK. Damien Flynn, head of the brexit and international trade department of the Department of agriculture, said that the Department of agriculture usually issues 60000-70000 export health certificates for exports to third countries every year, but brexit will add an additional 240000 copies, which will be a challenge. Irish meat and food exporters are also preparing for the upcoming inspection. The company has nearly 30% of the work required for the export of meat products to the UK. Therefore, the director of “farms” said that the company has done nearly 30% of the work required for the export of meat products to the UK.

Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in Irel

Post time: Feb-10-2022