Import Controls

The Government has concluded that it would be wrong to impose new administrative requirements on businesses who may pass-on the associated costs to consumers.

The written ministerial statement confirms that existing checks and processes will remain in place, but that the remaining import controls due to be implemented from July 2022 on EU goods will no longer be introduced this year.

Controls no longer being introduced for EU goods July 2022 are:

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

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