BREXIT : further postponement to the end of 2023 of the full implementation of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) controls


Statement from the UK Government on the changes expected for this summer, which are ultimately postponed to 2023 due to their financial impact for businesses and consumers:

NEW : further postponement to the end of 2023 of the full implementation of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) controls on imports into the UK from the EU and of the declaration of safety/security

The controls that have already been introduced will remain in place.
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. The Border Operating Model will be updated to reflect this and a copy will be placed in the libraries of both Houses in due course.