After weeks of speculation the Government has now made an official announcement delaying the introduction of further border controls.
The controls that have already been introduced will remain in place.
The following controls which were planned for introduction from July 1st 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.
The UK Government will publish a Target Operating Model in the Autumn, that will set out our new regime of border import controls and will target the end of 2023 as the revised introduction date for our control’s regime. The full text of the announcement can be read at https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2022-04-28/hcws796