DEFRA imports during the transition period

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During the transition period, businesses will be able to continue trading on the same terms as before, with no immediate changes coming into effect that they must be ready for. 

However, if you're an importer of animals or products of animal origin, the EU is making changes to their pre-notification system. TRACES classic will shortly be switched off, and you'll need to register and be prepared to use TRACES NT, the new version of this system, to pre-notify of relevant goods when the switchover occurs. 

More information can be found on the Gov.uk website, or for further advice contact agrifoodchainengagement@defra.gov.uk.