Various products require a pre-export certificate for export to the UK22 January 2021
Until 1 January 2021, a mandatory pre-export certificate for the UK was not required as it concerned intra-traffic. Now that the UK is a third country, the Netherlands may not issue an export certificate for the UK with guarantees regarding growing conditions without such a pre-export certificate.
Many export shipments offered for inspection at the
KCB contain products from other EU Member States. Some of the
export guarantees on products can only be issued by the country of
production (e.g. through field inspections). European regulations
(PHR 2016/2031) stipulate that the country of production provides
the batch with a pre-export certificate in which the NPPO concerned
issues such guarantees. The Netherlands needs this pre-export
certificate to justify the export guarantees on the phytosanitary
certificate issued to the UK. Companies are often unaware of this
We hereby inform you of this obligation to submit a pre-export certificate. To be on the safe side, the NVWA website has placed even more emphasis on the need for the pre-export certificate. Please note that these are only products for which the UK has set a requirement and for which only the country of production may issue the guarantee. A pre-export certificate is therefore not always required. Information on this can be found in the country requirements of the UK.
- the following article by the Netherlands food and consumer product safety authority (NVWA): Exporting products originating outside the Netherlands
- Article by the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture (Naktuinbouw): Requirements for UK pre-export certificate
This message was also sent by the NVWA to the trade organisations, so you may receive this information twice.
If you don't export any floriculture products to the UK you can simply ignore this message.
More information about Brexit can be found on the KCB website, which is updated daily.