The government’s “revised timetable” involves:
Delayed until 1 October 2021 –
- Checks on agri-food and feed (including products of animal origin and high-risk foods not of animal origin) documentation, including Export Health Certification, delayed from 1 April until 1 October 2021
Delayed until 1 January 2022 –
- Entry Safety and Security (ENS) declarations for imports delayed from 1 July until 1 January 2022
- Import declarations still required but deferred declaration scheme (eg CFSP procedures), including submitting supplementary declarations up to six months after the goods have been imported, extended from 1 July to 1 January 2022
- Pre-notification requirements and documentary checks, including phytosanitary certificates will be required for low risk plants and plant products, and will be introduced from 1 January 2022
- Physical SPS checks on high risk plants and agri-food and feed (including products of animal origin and high-risk foods not of animal origin) will take place at Border Control Posts, rather than at the place of destination as now, from 1 January 2022
Delayed until March 2022 –
- From March 2022, checks at Border Control Posts will take place on live animals and low risk plants and plant products
Imports of controlled goods into Great Britain will continue to require a full customs declaration.
Controls and checks on SPS goods entering Scotland and Wales “are a devolved matter” though the government says it will support the completion of Border Control Post infrastructure, in Wales in particular.