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The UK Transition – Sector Specific Guidance

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Legal

UPDATED: Family law disputes involving the EU: Guidance for legal professionals from 1 January 2021: Guidance for legal professionals on family law disputes involving the EU from 1 January 2021 has been updated. For more information, click here.

Business Services

NEW: Cross-border insolvency proceedings with the EU from 1 January 2021: Information has been published regarding legal changes affecting the insolvency sector. For more information, click here.

Chemicals and active substances

NEW: Submitting chemicals information to the appointed body from 1 January 2021: Guidance for companies placing hazardous mixtures on the UK market (such as manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors) from 1 January 2021 has been issued. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Exporting active substances manufactured in Great Britain for use in EEA and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021: Guidance on how the Written Confirmation process for active substances manufactured in GB will be handled from 1 January 2021 has been updated to include two new Written Confirmations. For more information, click here.

Life Sciences

NEW: Guidance on MAH and QPPV location from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been issued on the locations for a Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH) and a Qualified Person responsible for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) after the end of the transition period. For more information, click here.

Climate Change

UPDATED: Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated to include information about how the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) will replace the UK’s participation in the EU ETS from 1 January 2021. UK operators participating in the EU ETS 2020 scheme year must still meet their compliance obligations. For more information, click here.

Product Safety

NEW: Submit a cosmetic product notification: Guidance on how to submit a cosmetic product notification to the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has been issued. For more information, click here.

Radioactive material

UPDATED: Shipping radioactive sources between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021:  Guidance has been updated to include information on import of sealed sources into the UK from the EU. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Transboundary impacts of radioactive waste disposal: Guidance on what operators need to do in terms of submitting plans for radioactive waste disposal to the European Commission under Euratom Article 37 from 2021 has been updated, clarifying the environmental permit process. For more information, click here.

Food and Drink

NEW: Exporting animals and animal products to the UK from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been issued for trading partners that want to apply to or are currently approved to export animals and animal products into the UK. For more information, click here.

NEW: Exporting or moving high risk food and feed of non-animal origin to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021: Guidance on exporting or moving high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin (HRFNAO) from Great Britain to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021 has been issued. For more information, click here.

NEW: Vitamins and minerals in foods from 1 January: Guidance about vitamins, minerals and certain other substances that may be added to foods in Great Britain, from 1 January 2021. For more information click here.

NEW: Nutrition and health claims from 1 January 2021: Guidance about the register of nutrition and health claims and claims that may be made in commercial communications in Great Britain, from 1 January 2021 has been issued. For more information, click here.

NEW: ‘On hold’ health claims on foods from 1 January 2021: Guidance on how to use ‘on hold’ health claims that are still under consideration in the EU, in Great Britain, from 1 January 2021 has been issued. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Fresh fruit and vegetable marketing standards from 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated with new information about moving fruit and vegetables from GB to NI. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Hops and hops products marketing standards from 1 January 2021: New guidance has been added on ‘Exporting hops and hop products from GB to the EU’ and ‘Moving hops and hop products from GB to NI’ sections. For more information, click here

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