Border and Protocol Delivery Group Update


This bulletin provides the latest news from Government relating to UK borders at the end of
the transition period.

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Contents of this update:

● Reasonable worst case scenario
● Exports of animals and animal products


Reasonable worst case scenario (RWCS)

On Wednesday 23 September, The Chancellor of the Duchy Lancaster made a statement in
the House of Commons outlining the RWCS. The statement can be found here.

Further information about the Government’s RWCS planning assumptions for potential
disruption to freight travelling between Great Britain (GB) and the European Union (EU) at
the end of the transition period can be found here.


Exports of animal and animal products from Great Britain to the European Union –
understanding Export Health Certificate requirements

Defra has now published the 125 specimen EU EHCs that will be required from 1 January
2021, along with the current Notes for Guidance (NFGs). These set out what information will
need to be supplied during the EHC application process. If you are unsure if your
consignment meets the requirement for export you may need to speak to your certifier to
confirm. You can view the specimen EU EHCs and NFGs on Defra’s Form Finder


New BPDG mailbox

Border and Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG) has now formally moved to Cabinet Office
(CO), and our emails have changed.

Please use for enquiries.


Products and information from previous bulletins

Step by step guide – Importing
Step by step guide – Exporting
Process flows – Importing
Process flows – Exporting
Process flows – Moving meat, dairy and plant products
Customs Grant Scheme
What is Customs?
What you need to know to bring goods into the UK?
What you need to do to send goods out of the UK?
Updated guidance on how to pay less or no duty on goods you store, process, repair or temporarily use
British passengers travelling to EU countries will be able to take advantage of duty-free shopping from January 2021
Temporary Inland Border Facilities
The letter HMRC has sent to over 200,000 VAT registered businesses
How a customs agent or intermediary can help businesses
Advance notice of Port Infrastructure Fund