UK to allow animal exports across the EU in event of no-deal Brexit
The UK government has confirmed animals and animal products will be allowed to be transported across the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The news was confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
'Livestock' will be allowed to be moved across the EU from the UK regardless of having a deal.
Food and Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said:
"This is good news for UK businesses. It demonstrates our very high standards of biosecurity and animal health which we will continue to maintain after we leave the EU.
"If you or your business import or export animal and animal products or imports high risk food then I urge you to visit our guidance pages on gov.uk for what you need to do to be ready to continue to trade post-Brexit.
"Our top priority remains delivering a negotiated deal, but it is the job of a responsible government to ensure we are prepared for all scenarios, including no deal."