Following several months of due diligence, the Pet Industry Federation’s (PIF) export scheme is now ready to move to a trial phase.
The PIF scheme will enable consolidation of pallets at a nominated DHL warehouse in the UK from where they will be exported into the EU.
The scheme will provide a single vet certificate for the entire load (provided all goods fall under a similar commodity code) and the PIF will manage fiscal representation in the Netherlands and the delivery of goods to the EU customer through the DHL network. Initially, all consignments are required to be on Euro pallets and delivered to the DHL warehouse in Suffolk.
PIF chief executive Nigel Baker said: “Since Brexit we have consistently heard how difficult export of products containing animal protein has become for pet businesses so the team here at PIF has been determined to find a workable, cost-effective solution.
“We’re delighted to now be in a position to run a trial phase and I encourage everyone who is interested in taking part to put forward their expression of interest.”
The trial phase is open to all pet businesses. However, once the final scheme is launched, it will be restricted to PIF members only.