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BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 Wales’ largest food and drink event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales in Newport on 27-28 October 2021.  Wales is home to a successful and dynamic food and drink industry, that encompasses artisan businesses through to large multi-national companies.

Building on the successes of previous events, BlasCymru /TasteWales 2021 will be the 3rd time that producers, buyers and the food industry  from across the globe gather at Wales’ signature international food and drink trade event and conference.

Register here

    ROYTHORNES – Guide to Commercial Contracts in light of the Covid Pandemic

    Our major law firm member, Roythornes, has produced a guide which looks at the issues relating to commercial contacts in the light of the pandemic.  This guide goes through the questions you should consider before you look at taking any disputes further. We are sure there will be plenty of possible disputes, but whether businesses have the contacts to back up their claims in another question.

    The guide is available to download here

    Amivet Exports have been busy helping exporters with export health certificates. There have been delays due to exporters not having the correct supporting documents and underestimating the time taken. The Northern Ireland ‘grace period’ has helped in terms of capacity, but chilled meat preparations /mince will soon require veterinary input. We are in regular contact with DEFRA to ensure a consistent message. There is a lot of conflicting advice about and often no definitive ‘correct’ answer. Exporters who have stockpiled and have left it to now to procure veterinary services are struggling to find certifiers with capacity to take on new work.

    Data of Health Food Filing in China in 2020 Until Dec 31st, 2020, a total of 1817 health food received the filing certificate, while there are 1777 China domestic products and 40 imported products Among the 40 imported health food products, 26 are from the US with the others coming from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Finland. The dosage forms of imported health food are mainly tablets, of which 28 products have successfully get the filing certificate. The number of capsules and oral liquid products is 10 and 2 respectively. Different from China's domestic health food filing products, imported health food filing products did not appear in the dosage forms of droplets and pellet in 2020.

    Decernis - UK Meat Sector Granted Third Country Status The continued export of meat, fish, and dairy from the UK into Europe has been confirmed, but many details are yet to be addressed.  In December, the UK secured ‘national listed status’, and it was announced by DEFRA 3rd country status means live animals and products of animal origin can continue to be exported to Europe.  3rd country status was confirmed after the UK met the health and biosecurity requirements as set forth by the EU.  There are still gaps to be addressed such as the need for trichinella testing and other information for the Export Health Certificates.  Additional details are expected in Jan, and we are hoping there will no major issues so that the UK is prepared for the export of meat, fish, and dairy products.

    Smylies are one of the UK’s leading Export Management Companies, a ‘one stop shop’ that offers a complete fulfilment and rework service. We pride ourselves in removing the complexity of difficult export processes for you by adhering to your specific requirements.  We have a vast amount of experience in carrying out logistical and reworking product services for items produced by the UK’s best-known brands. We have the capabilities to handle produce made from numerous materials, and place a key focus on working smartly and safely to improve your sales and productivity.   For more details visit our website and contact a member of our team.

    WTA Group  It's never been more vital to have an expert managing the international distribution of your food products, especially if your products are temperature sensitive.

    At WTA Food, we've been a part of the growing food industry for over a century, delivering service excellence and value worldwide.

    WTA Food has just published a blog around "Understanding Temperature control when transporting your food" 

    Click here to view online

    Export by Vets
    Part of VetPartners, Export by Vets are at the forefront of global export health certification.

    This dedicated veterinary business supports the UK food export industry nationwide ensuring manufacturers and exporters receive the highest quality certification and experience on site, on time and on demand.
    Jim Morris, business development director at VetPartners and Exports by Vets lead, shares with us his top 10 challenges to look out for....

    Read the full article here.

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