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Breaking News April 28th, 2022– UK Government delays border checks to end of 2023
- The UK Government will publish a new “Target Operating Model” in Autumn 2022 with a view to introducing new border import controls by end of 2023
- Bord Bia will continue its company supports on existing customs controls and compliance
The UK Government has announced a further delay to border checks and, specifically, to SPS controls which were due to come into effect in stages from July 1st.
Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency, Jacob Rees-Mogg, released a statement, which can be read in full here:
He said that a new Target Operating Model in Autumn 2022 will be published that will set out the UK’s new regime of border import controls. The new import control regime will then come into force by the end of 2023.
Specifically, the following controls which were planned for introduction from July 2022 will now not be introduced:
- A requirement for further Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on EU imports currently at destination to be moved to Border Control Post (BCP).
- A requirement for safety and security declarations on EU imports.
- A requirement for further health certification and SPS checks for EU imports.
- Prohibitions and restrictions on the import of chilled meats from the EU.
It is important to note that existing GB import controls, including customs declarations and compliance, will remain in place and Bord Bia will continue to support Irish food and drink companies in this area with webinars, workshops, 1:1 supports and online resources.
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