New timetable UK border controls on EU imports

New timetable post-brexit controls on eu imports

UK Government sets out new timetable for border controls on EU imports

Last week the UK government announced the revised timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK. The phased-in controls under the GB-EU Border Operating model will be introduced as follows:

  • Customs import declarations will still be required, but the option to use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to six months after the goods have been imported, will expire on 1 January 2022. This means that from 1 January 2022, full import declarations will be required at the time of import.
  • Pre-notification requirements for Products of Animal Origin (POAO), certain animal by-products (ABP), and High-Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) will not be required until 1 January 2022.
  • Physical SPS checks for POAO, certain ABP, and HRFNAO will be required from 1 July 2022 and at that point, including checks on high-risk plants, will take place at Border Control Posts.
  • Export Health Certificate requirements for POAO and certain ABP will come into force on 1 July 2022.
  • Safety and Security Declarations for imports will not be required until 1 July 2022.
  • Pre-notification requirements and documentary checks, including phytosanitary certificates will be required for low-risk plants and plant products, and will be introduced from 1 July 2022.
  • From March 2022, checks at Border Control Posts will take place on live animals and low risk plants and plant products.

(Resource: UK Parliament, 2021)

It is important to note that traders moving controlled goods into Great Britain will remain ineligible for the deferred customs declaration approach. They will therefore be required to complete a full customs declaration when the goods enter Great Britain.

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