Update April 2022: UK Government postpones introduction of import controls
On 28 April 2022, the UK government announced that the import controls on goods moving from the EU to Great Britain scheduled to take place on July 1st will no longer be introduced this year. The announcement came in a statement, which is available here
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.
For full details, please refer to the statement made by Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg here
We expect that full guidance to stakeholders will be provided by the relevant Irish Departments and on GOV.UK shortly.