Get Ready for Brexit – Brexit once again requires your attention. From 31 January 2024, the UK government is gradually introducing the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). On 31 January 2024, health certification will apply to medium-risk animal products, plants and food from the EU. Identity checks and physical inspections will be added by 30 April 2024. Finally, security declarations for EU imports will be enforced by 31 October 2024, with a limited dataset introduced to streamline customs declarations.
You are welcome to attend several online events informing you about this. These are relevant for companies exporting animal products, fish products, plants, plant products and/or animal food to the UK. Check here for the most up-to-date overview.
Please note! The UK government (DEFRA) runs monthly sector-specific online training sessions to prepare companies for the new veterinary and phytosanitary (SPS) import controls (certification and border controls) within the new Border Target Operating Model (TOM). View the current list of DEFRA webinars here.