On April 28, 2022, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency made a statement announcing that the import controls on goods from the European Union (EU) that were planned to be introduced in July 2022 are now postponed. The controls that are in place will remain applicable, while the following controls are postponed:
- A requirement for additional Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on EU imports currently at destination to be moved to Border Control Posts (BCP);
- A requirement for safety and security declarations on EU imports;
- A requirement for further health certifications and SPS checks for EU imports; and
- Prohibitions and restrictions on the import of chilled meats from the EU.
The UK Government will publish a Target Operating Model in the Autumn that will set out the new regime of border import controls and will target the end of 2023 as the revised introduction date of the controls.
The statement can be found here: