New requirements for EU origin goods transiting from an EU country to another EU country via Great Britain (GB)

There are new requirements for EU origin goods transiting from an EU country to another EU country via Great Britain (GB).

Currently, there are controls in place for live animals and some animal products transiting through GB, these will continue and there are some updates to these processes. Please familiarise yourself with them. 

New import controls are being introduced for all other products of animal origin (POAO) and animal by-products (ABP) from 1 January 2022. These will apply to landbridge transits from continental EU countries to the island of Ireland via GB. 

In line with the Written Ministerial Statement on Wednesday 15 December, landbridge transits from the island of Ireland to the European continent via GB are exempt from these new requirements until further notice. 

There is further information in the attached guidance.

 Sent on behalf of:

Trader Readiness Team

GB-EU Exports and EU-GB Imports Delivery
Biosecurity, Borders and Trade Programme
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs


/media/96321/transits_guidance_v10_final.pdf See Attached Document


• support: (t) 01784 240400 (e) helpdesk@asm.org.uk
• sales: (t) 01784 242200 (e) sales@asm.org.uk