An essential new resource for members to help you plan for the future and to ensure sure you stay ahead.

EU Exit

The Brexit Roadmap is an essential resource to help you plan for the future and to ensure sure you stay ahead.

The UK left the European Union on 31 January at 11pm. We are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020 while our future partnership with the EU is negotiated. EU rules will continue to apply during the transition period, trading arrangements with the EU will continue on the same terms as they do now and, for the purposes of labelling, the UK will be considered as part of the EU. There are no immediate changes that will come into effect from 31 January that companies need to prepare for. More information on the transition period is available on

The European Commission has also developed a Q and A on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

FDF has produced a range of resources to help guide companies through the complexities arising as the UK leaves the EU. This is regularly updated.

If you would like to enquire about how you could obtain access to the guidance outlined below, please contact the FDF Membership team.


Our Brexit Roadmap resources include:

  • Defra guidance for no-deal Brexit
  • FSA guidance
  • Draft Statutory Instruments
  • Food Law and Labelling
    • EC guidance
    • Member State guidance
    • UK guidance
    • FDF briefing
  • Health and Identification Marks for Products of Animal Origin
  • Phytosanitary Controls
  • Chemical Authorisations

  • Settled Status Toolkit
  • Immigration White Paper Summary
  • FAQ on EU Workforce and immigration in a no-deal Brexit

FDF coordinates a wide range of committees which discuss Brexit-related issues, including:

  • FDF EU Exit Committee
  • Food Safety and Scientific Steering Group
  • Immigration Policy Group
  • Customs Working Group
  • Trade Association Roundtable

For more information about how you can join any of these committees, please contact the FDF Membership team.


The Food and Drink Federation seeks to ensure that information and guidance it provides are correct but accepts no liability in respect thereof. Such information and guidance are not substitutes for specific legal or other professional advice.

Last reviewed: 14 Feb 2020