The Government has already published more than 50 technical notices on planning for what it calls the unlikely event of the UK leaving the EU in March next year with no deal (see “Expect the best, prepare for the worst” and “No deal Brexit — part two”).
Now a further batch of 28 notices has been released covering what are generally recognised to be the areas where particular problems could arise in the event of the Government failing to reach agreement with the EU — such as aviation and international road haulage.
Given that no deal remains a possibility, possibly even more so after the recent Salzburg summit, the Government argues that it has a duty to ensure that individuals and businesses are as well prepared as possible for what would result if no deal can be agreed.
This latest batch of notices cover a wide range of subjects and unfortunately are scattered across several departmental websites.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published:
Importing and exporting plants (https://bit.ly/2pyJcDF)
Regulating chemicals (REACH) (https://bit.ly/2xBcFRH)
Manufacturing and marketing fertilisers (https://bit.ly/2zqi27q)
Taking your pet abroad (pet passports) (https://bit.ly/2QV8Grc)
Accessing animal medicine IT systems (https://bit.ly/2OOcgls)
Producing and labelling food (https://bit.ly/2QUw3kA)
Regulation of veterinary medicines (https://bit.ly/2xPdnde)
Registration of veterinary medicines (https://bit.ly/2xMUOXh)
Buying and selling timber (https://bit.ly/2Q21ubv)
Exporting animals and animal products (https://bit.ly/2Q2DBAy)
Importing animals and animal products (https://bit.ly/2DsxB2B)
Protecting geographical food and drink names (https://bit.ly/2O3yeUx).
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published:
Exhaustion of intellectual property rights (https://bit.ly/2zrx3G2)
Trademarks and designs (https://bit.ly/2ONswmR)
European Territorial Cooperation funding (https://bit.ly/2DD7ztN);
Generating low-carbon electricity (https://bit.ly/2xCbqlg).
Finally, the Department for Transport (DfT) has published 10 notices, all available via https://bit.ly/2zqL1bh, covering:
Driving in the EU
Commercial road haulage
Reporting CO2 emissions for new cars and vans
Flights to and from the UK
Getting an exemption from maritime security notifications
Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency; and
Vehicle type approval.