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UK secures ‘listed status’ ahead of Brexit

The UK has secured approval to continue exporting animals and animal products to the EU if it leaves the bloc without a deal on 31 October.

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers confirmed the news this week that EU member states have granted the UK ‘national listed status’, which ensures exports of live animals and products of animal origin, such as meat, fish and dairy, can continue.

Listed status will mean the UK can continue exporting animals in a no-deal Brexit

The EU’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed confirmed the acceptance of the UK’s listed status after it met the health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country.

With listed status now confirmed, if the UK leaves without a deal, businesses exporting animals and animal products to the EU will still need to meet …

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