Welcome to our Brexit update page

As UK businesses navigate the fine points of detail following on from the EU-UK Trade Agreement, we will keep this page updated with latest information. If you would also like to sign up to our regular newsletter mailing list then please email info@organicherbtrading.com.

Our future ability to be able to offer out-of-scope products

Annex IV of EC Reg 1235/2008 enables us to export any products which are considered 'out of scope' of the TCA (Trade and Corporation Agreement) i.e. any products which are not of UK origin. A vote originally scheduled for July and then re-scheduled for mid-September took place to decide on the outcome of whether any UK certification bodies will continue to have access to Annex IV.

We are still awating a final decision and timescales so for the moment, we will continue to be able to offer COIs for both GB-ORG-05 (UK origin) and BIO-142 (non UK origin) goods.

In due course and once we know the outcome of the vote, we will be in contact with our European customers who this will affect and hopefully find a way to overcome these challenges! If you have any questions or queries about this, please do not hesitate in contacting us.  

Once the outcome of the meeting is known and the implications understood, we will update here. 

Parcel orders update:
Now shipping EU parcel orders with DHL! We have been working hard since January to ensure we can offer our EU customers receiving smaller packages a reliable and effective courier service. We are confident that we are in a good position to be able to navigate the various export requirements. We can provide a Certificate of Inspection (COI)* for any orders that require legal organic status to remain intact.  
UK parcel orders: We will continue to ship all UK orders with DPD as per our standard charges.
Pallet order update:
We can offer pallet freight to all EU countries with our chosen forwarders or we are happy to discuss liaising with customer’s own forwarders should you wish to arrange your own collection. We can provide a Certificate of Inspection (COI)* for each consignment, endorsed by our certifier Soil Association Certification prior to despatch, if you require the legal organic status to remain intact.
*Certificate of Inspection (COI)
We can provide a PDF copy of an endorsed COI by our forwarder prior to shipping. The importer (and first consignee where relevant) will need to be registered as an ‘Organic Importer’ on TRACESNT. The importer has a key role to play in ensuring that the paperwork, clearance and relevant BCP (Border Control Point) are aware of the COI and related organic clearance.