UK Government announces delays to SPS Controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain
14 September 2021
The UK Government has this morning announced some further delays to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU.
The following amendments have been confirmed:
- IPAFFS pre- notification requirements on agri-food imports will now be introduced on 1st January 2022 as opposed to 1st October 2021.
- The requirement for Export Health Certificates to accompany products of animal origin, fish and fishery products, some composite products and some animal by products which were due to be introduced on 1st October 2021, will now be introduced on 1st July 2022.
- Phytosanitary Certificates for plant and plant products and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1st January 2022, will now be introduced on 1st July 2022.
- The requirement for Safety and Security declarations on imports will be introduced as of 1st July 2022 as opposed to 1st January 2022.
The timetable for the removal of the current easements in relation to full customs controls and the introduction of customs checks remains unchanged from the planned 1st January 2022.
Full guidance to stakeholders will be provided on GOV.UK shortly.
BDO will issue further communication when further detail is made available.