Envigo is continuously monitoring, preparing and updating its guidance to customers as we approach the key dates of the Article 50 separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (aka “Brexit”). Envigo established a Brexit task force consisting of senior leadership from key areas of our business to ensure ongoing business continuity for both Envigo and its customers.
This task force continues to meet regularly in order to prepare and implement business process plans and resourcing to anticipate and minimize the impact of Brexit on our business. The following FAQs have been prepared as current guidance and is continually updated as the position between the British Government and the EU develops.
Brexit is a priority for Envigo and if you have any concern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Laboratory animals currently have no tax added for movement in to the EU and across the EU, this position will remain the same under WTO
Prices for 2021 are being reviewed as normal and will be confirmed in due course.
Import to UK Changes:
Envigo's current understanding is that there will be limited change in terms of documentation required.
DEFRA have now confirmed that no additional vet checks on arrival will be required
Also customers can use the AHPA License for the import into the UK of live rodents or lagomorphs for research. Our Customer Services team are talking to the relevant customers and can advise any new customers as required
Our Customer Services team is working directly with customers to make the necessary changes to Incoterms
Export from UK Changes:
Envigo understands that the export documentation will need to be agreed with the EU and may require an additional licence per shipment. This may take an additional time to secure plus an additional vet check may be required prior to shipment. We are working with EU groups to clarify this position and will update customers once a firm position is confirmed.
Exact documentation requirements are to be clarified, please contact your customer services representative if you have immediate concerns.
The main impact we currently predict is additional delays in shipments due to:
Export license requests may add time to the process from PO to shipment for small animals being shipped from the UK to the EU. Vet checks might be required at Border Inspection Posts at the airport of arrival.
Additional CITES might be required and thus may add additional time for shipments of animals requiring to travel under CITES from the EU to the UK.
Under WTO terms the Envigo team have assessed that there will be additional tariffs on certain goods including our Teklad diet shipments into the UK. Additional costs are being assessed and any cost impact to clients will be conveyed to customers via our commercial sales team as soon as possible.
Envigo's Procurement team continues to work with it's key suppliers in the UK to ensure that supply chains are secure for the post Brexit period. The team are encouraging suppliers to ensure that they have sufficient stock to cover any transition period at the beginning of January.
We are working with the governmental authorities in the relevant countries together with our international couriers to determine labelling / commercial invoice / payment of VAT / export license & vet check requirements. We will update all parties once further clarity is obtained. We are sure that this will be determined to ensure continuity of these services as we transition to the post Brexit position.
Envigo recommends that its clients do not request animals deliveries in or out of the UK during the first two weeks of January in order to ensure that all changes at borders and documentation are in place. If there is a requirement for a shipment early in January we would request that you contact your customer services representative as early as possible in December order that the necessary plans can be put in place.
The changes in movement of goods from UK to both Northern and Southern Ireland is still unknown - further clarification will be provided when we have more information.
Less than 6% of Envigo's UK employees are EU nationals. We have worked with all of these employees to ensure they have the relevant rights to live / work in the UK or EU as appropriate
This is not expected to have significant impact as Envigo has separate distribution centres in both the UK and EU to enable us to continue to operate under the most favourable trading environment for our customers regardless of trading arrangements between the UK and the EU, or between the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best people and to pursue our mission to be the best company to work with and the best company to work for.
Envigo is financially stable and resilient: Though there might be minor changes arising from the Brexit transition, we believe that there will not be any significant adverse impact to the business and we will continue to invest in world-class operations and innovation post Brexit.
Exchange rate movements are an inevitable fact of the business environment and occur because of numerous factors including, inflation, government fiscal policy, real gross domestic product GDP and expectations around future economic performance and the impact of speculative currency investment. In this regard, they are not deemed to be solely a Brexit specific issue. Exchange rate risk is mitigated by Envigo due it being an international business, which has regional operational centres in proximity to the customer base incurring costs in the same currency of sale.
The UK is committed to maintaining the high standards of the GDPR and the government plans to incorporate it via the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 into UK law alongside the Data Protection Act 2018, at the end of the transition period.
At this stage Envigo is planning for a "no-deal" scenario and have put the necessary actions in place to manage its business on this basis
Yes, Envigo continues to assess the potential impact of Brexit on both our customers and suppliers. In response to Brexit we have:
Yes, and are already initiating action and contingency plans to address potential impacts on our business based upon our current understanding.
Yes, our internal task force is continuously assessing the overall business risks, to ensure the plans are both relevant and appropriate to the current political situation.
An e-mail address has been established: email@example.com. This is available for use to allow any specific follow up questions to be raised that you might have in relation to Envigo's Brexit mitigation plans.
|ABPI||Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry|
|CLP||Classification, Labelling and Packaging|
|CITES||Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (also known as the Washington Convention)|
|DEFRA||Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs|
|DPB||Data Protection Bill|
|EARA||European Animal Research Association|
|EU27||European Union (the 27 European Union countries involved in Brexit negotiations)|
|EUWB||European Withdrawal Bill|
|GDPR||General Data Protection Regulation|
|HMRC||Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs|
|PII||Personally Identifiable Information|
|WTO||World Trade Organization|