New sanitary and phytosanitary controls between EU and UK


20 november 2020


Department for International Trade United Kingdom

New sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) controls will apply to goods imported to GB from the EU from 1 January 2021. These controls will be introduced in stages up to 1 July 2021, with different controls introduced at each stage for different commodities. Some processes and procedures will be introduced in stages up to 1 July 2021 for the import of live animals, animal products, fish and shellfish and their products, plants and plant products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin.

Controls will be introduced in stages, and include the requirements for:

  • Import pre-notifications (GB importer action)
  • Health certification (such as an Export Health Certificate or Phytosanitary Certificate)
  • Documentary, identity and physical checks at the border or inland
  • Entry via a point of entry with an appropriate Border Control Post (BCP) with relevant checking facilities from 1 July 2021

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