The government has today announced that the remaining import controls due to come into force for EU-GB goods movements this July have been delayed until the end of 2023.

Traders will continue to be able to move goods from the EU to GB as they currently do now. 

The government has recognised the cumulative pressures impacting businesses and supply chains, from the rising cost of energy and commodities to the war in Ukraine.

It will now decide how to implement the remaining controls through the new Target Operating Model, which will be based on a better assessment of risk and make better use of data and technology. The Target Operating Model will be published in Autumn 2022, before coming into force at the end of 2023.

The list of controls which will no longer apply from July 2022 is:

  • A requirement for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) currently at destination to be moved to a Border Control Post (BCP)
  • A requirement for safety and security declarations on EU imports
  • A requirement for health certification for further SPS imports
  • A requirement for SPS goods to be presented at a BCP
  • Prohibitions and restrictions on the import of chilled meats from the EU