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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 10:21

Departments should be aware that from 1 January 2021, purchases from, and sales to, the European Union (EU) will be treated in the same way as current non-EU imports and exports. This means that the import/export of controlled goods will be subject to additional checks, regulatory requirements and/or duties. 

Departments must ensure that all movements of goods to and from the EU have all the necessary paperwork in order to avoid potential delays and/or additional costs. 

These controlled goods include animals, plants, food and agricultural products as well as drugs, chemicals and waste. Further information and resources that may assist are available on the Finance Division website.