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On 14 September 2021, the UK government set out a revised timetable which sees the postponement of full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK. The changes are:

  • The requirement for pre-notification of agri-food imports will be introduced on 1 January 2022 as opposed to 1 October 2021.
  • The new requirements for Export Health Certificates, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1 January 2022, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • The requirement for Safety and Security declarations on imports will be introduced as of 1 July 2022 as opposed to 1 January 2022.

Meanwhile, 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 date of 1 January 2022.

Find out more about what each phase of this timetable means for your imports. If you need assistance with the new export and import procedures, Portico’s customs agency ready to help – get in contact today.