The UK has left the EU and the transition period has now ended. This means that the UK has now left the EU Single Market and Customs Union and EU law no longer applies in the UK.
SPS Certification and Physical Checks will be introduced by commodity group in three phases for all remaining regulated sanitary and phytosanitary commodities from 1st July 2022 and completed by 1st November 2022. The phasing plan is reflected in the latest Border Operating Model.
From 1st July, certification, physical and identity checks will be introduced for:
- All remaining regulated animal by-products
- All lower-risk plants and plant products
- All meat and meat products
- All remaining high-risk food not of animal origin.
From 1st September 2022, certification and physical checks will be introduced for all dairy products.
From 1st November 2022 certification and physical checks will be introduced for all remaining regulated products of animal origin, including composite products and fish products.
High-priority plants and plant products checks will transfer from place of destination to designated BCPs and control points from 1st July 2022.
Live animal physical checks will take place at designated border control posts where a facility is operational at the point of entry. Where there is no designated BCP, checks will remain at destination for other points of entry until sufficient BCPs are operational. Checks at Sevington inland BCP and designated airport BCPs will commence from 1st July 2022.