Prepare for New 2023 EU-UK Sanitary and Phytosanitary Controls UPDATED | CustomsLink®
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UPDATE 29/04/2022

The requirement for further Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on EU imports will no longer be required in 2022. This customs control requirement has been pushed back to the end of 2023.


It is very important that importers and exporters get ready for the new import requirements coming this year. Make sure that your relevant colleagues in the supply chain are prepared for the changes to goods being imported from the EU to the UK.

The following will be required -

FROM END OF 2023

Export Certificates (health & catch)

  • Products of animal origin
  • High risk food and feed not of animal origin
  • Animal by-products
  • Certificate of inspection needed for organic food

Phytosanitary Certificates

  • For regulated plants and plant products

IPAFFS/PEACH Pre-Notification

  • IPAFFS for animals and animal products
  • PEACH for plants

Entry through Border Control Post (BCP)

Expected for

  • live animals
  • regulated plants/plant products
  • high risk plants and plant products
  • products of animal origin
  • animal by products
  • high risk food and feed not of animal origin
  • germinal products

Checks

Expected for

  • live animals
  • regulated plants/plant products
  • high risk plants and plant products
  • products of animal origin
  • animal by products
  • high risk food and feed not of animal origin
  • germinal products

Documentary checks, and physical risk based checks if necessary.


FROM END OF 2023

Export Health Certificates

  • Milk and dairy products

IPAFFS/PEACH Pre-Notification

  • Expected to be in place

Export Certificates (health & catch)

  • Fish
  • Composite products

IPAFFS/PEACH Pre-Notification

  • Expected to be in place

If you need any help with sanitary and phytosanitary controls including IPAFFS/TRACES pre-notification and import/export declarations, contact our expert team.