Shropshire Council

Information for Shropshire businesses

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

This page contains links to information to help Shropshire businesses understand the legislative changes following the UK leaving the EU. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.

If you're a local business in Shropshire you can find out what you need to do by visiting the Marches Growth Hub.

Specific information for food and feed businesses

The Food Standards Agency has provided information about the transition period. The government has also provided information on importing and exporting.

Below are a number of useful links for Shropshire businesses:

Health marks for products of animal origin

In order to export foods, from 1 January 2021 EU countries will no longer recognise current health marks on products of animal origin. This guidance will be subject to change as trade negotiations continue. Businesses are reminded that labelling requirements could change and are advised to be cautious when ordering stocks of labels in case they become out of date:

Information for any businesses involved in product safety (manufacturers, importers and exporters), weights and measures and trade marks.

For advice on weights and measures and trade marks, take a look at the relevant Trading Standards page.

Our primary aim is to prevent non-compliance rather than be in a position where we have to take enforcement action, in accordance with our Enforcement Policy.

For any further information and advice please contact Regulatory Services on 0345 678 9000.