Published: 20 September 2021  (Updated: 20 September 2021)

UK Government New Timetable for Border Controls

On 14 September 2021, the UK Government announced a new timetable for introducing border controls between the UK and the EU.  The introduction of border controls is now delayed in order to give businesses more time to prepare for the new processes.

  • The requirements for pre-notification of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) goods, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 January 2022.
  • The new requirements for Export Health Certificates, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1 January 2022, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Safety and Security declarations on imports will be required as of 1 July 2022 as opposed to 1 January 2022.
  • Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022 as previously announced.
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