The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was jointly agreed by UK negotiators and the EU on 24th December 2020 and means businesses throughout the UK can trade with the EU without being subjected to tariffs.

Despite the agreement, UK-based landscape and horticulture businesses wishing to trade with EU countries will need to negotiate non-tariff obstacles such as the need for phytosanitary certificates and health checks on imported and exported goods. 

EU rules limit which goods can enter the EU market from non-member countries, which means landscape and horticulture businesses in the UK wishing to export to EU countries - and Northern Ireland - will need to adapt to new rules.  Some of these rules prohibit the movement of planting material for the foreseeable future, which is likely to disrupt historic trade.    

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