Postponement of UK Import Controls July 2022

29 April 2022

The UK government has today announced that the remaining import controls on EU goods will no longer be introduced from July 2022. The Government will be using the delay to review how the UK implements the remaining controls on goods. The new controls regime will come into force from the end of 2023. For the foreseeable future, the existing import controls that have already been introduced will remain in place.

The checks that will no longer be introduced for EU goods in July 2022 are:
• A requirement for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks currently at destination to be moved to a Border Control Post (BCP)
• A requirement for safety and security (S&S) declarations
• A requirement for health certification for further SPS imports
• A requirement for SPS goods to be presented at a BCP