New update of the requirements for the entry into the United Kingdom of food products: BORDER OPERATING MODEL

The government of the United Kingdom has published the November version of its BORDER OPERATING MODEL in which it details how it will apply the measures that will come into force as of July 1, 2022 (certification requirement, entry into the UK by checkpoint at Border , application of identity and physical controls). On December 31, 2020, the UK left the single market and the EU customs union.

This has meant a change for businesses and citizens, including new processes and requirements. The first phase of such changes began on January 1 of this year. l On September 14, 2021, the Government announced changes to the import border control calendar:

Existing controls that were introduced on January 1, 2021 will continue to be in effect. Animal products were supposed to be introduced in October 2021. Instead of introducing these controls at this time, the government has listened to give companies more time to adapt.


According to the revised calendar:

• Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced on January 1, 2022 as previously announced, although Security and Protection Declarations will now not be required until July 1, 2022.
• Prior notification requirements for sanitary and phytosanitary products (SPS), which were to be introduced on October 1, 2021, will now be introduced in January 2022.
• As of July 1, 2022, certifications and physical controls will be introduced for:
– All remaining regulated animal by-products.
– All regulated plants and plant products
– All meats and meat products.
– All other high-risk foods that are not of animal origin.
• As of September 1, 2022, certification and physical controls will be introduced for all dairy products
• Beginning November 1, 2022, certifications and physical controls will be introduced for all other regulated products of animal origin, including composite products and fishery products.
• High priority plant and plant product controls will be transferred from destination to designated BCP and control points beginning July 1, 2022.


The requirement to pre-notify all shipments in IPAFFS is maintained as of January 1, 2022.

The requirement is maintained that as of July 1, 2022, all shipments, both of products of animal origin, such as vegetables and plant products, enter the UK territory through a checkpoint.
in Frontera.

For products of animal origin, the requirement that shipments be accompanied by Health certificates and identity and physical checks are applied at the border control post will apply.
in three phases:

From July 1, 2022 to all SANDACH, plants and vegetable products, meat and meat products and all other high-risk foods of non-animal origin.
From September 1, to dairy products or from November 1, to other products of animal origin, including composite products and Fishery products.




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