DEFRA Technical Notices outlining preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit

Wed 26 Sept 2018
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
Trade News

DEFRA has released technical notices outlining its preparations for a no-deal Brexit. This is the latest such release as the government amps up work being done in case a deal is not reached with the EU.

The government continues to insist that it does not want or expect a no deal scenario to occur. It describes preparing for all scenarios as the act of a 'responsible government'.

Their technical notices are designed to provide businesses and individuals with more information on the considerations they should undertake in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

The DEFRA notices of interest to exporting businesses include:

Further DEFRA technical notices can be found here covering the following issues:

  • Chemicals (REACH)
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Pet travel
  • Imports & Exports of animals
  • Imports & Exports of plants
  • Food standards legislation
  • Buying and selling timber

DEFRA will continue to engage with industry over the coming weeks and months as it further develops plans and preparations, and as they have further information to share.

In the meantime, you can contact the Food Chain Team: ( if you would like to discuss the three Agri-Food Chain technical notices further.

If you would like to discuss the other DEFRA technical notices, you can contact the relevant teams on: