This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


UK not permitted to export meat-based pet food to China

in China

Trade barrier summary

Export of UK meat-based pet food is not permitted. The UK is in the process of applying to secure access. In addition, restrictions for meat ingredients in pet food such as lamb and poultry meat (imposed because of Scrapie and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza respectively) need to be lifted before access can be permitted.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets



Date reported

25 March 2021

Last updated

29 November 2021

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