With global supply chains feeling increasing strain and COVID-19 impacts lasting longer than expected in the United Kingdom and EU, the UK government has decided to postpone the introduction of goods checks arriving from the European Union further into 2022 in a bid to ensure a continued movement of goods into the UK.
One of the hardest hit industries in the current climate has been the agri-food sector, which has been hit by multiple factors, not least the increase in freight and transport costs. A welcome sight for the industry is the delay of the requirement for pre-notification of agri-food imports, which has been pushed back from October 2021 to January 2022.
Being moved from 1st January 2022 is the requirement for Safety and Security declarations for imports, which is now scheduled to be enforced on 1st July 2022.
Also being pushed back to 1st July 2022 are the amended requirements for Export Health Certificates and Phytosanitary Certificates alongside checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts.
Other customs plans and regulations remain unchanged at this time.
This is a follow on from Brexit update published 13th July 2021
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