The Government has announced that veterinary medicines have been put on a list of 'critical goods' to be shipped into the country using government-secured freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Government says that contracts have been secured with Brittany Ferries and DFDS to run ferries into and out of Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Immingham and Felixstowe, thereby relieving pressure on the Dover straights.

Critical goods have been identified as those essential for the preservation of human and animal welfare, including all veterinary medicines authorised under the Veterinary Medicines Regulation 2013, including finished and un-finished products, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (for import and export).

Critical goods also include unauthorised medicines permitted for import under the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s Special Import Scheme (for import only).

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