The final version of the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) was published on Tuesday 29th August.
BFFF members should note that the decision has been made to delay the introduction of most new requirements for a further 3 months to. The new timelines are:
31 January 2024 – The introduction of health certification for imports of medium risk animal products from the EU
30 April 2024 – New documentary and risk-based identity and physical checks will be introduced on medium risk animal products from the EU, and identity and physical check levels will also be lower than now for imports from non-EU countries.
There is new information included around the movement of goods from the Republic of Ireland into Great Britain amongst other clarifications in certain areas.
Members should also note that Defra are running a series of online events for traders throughout September, with many of them being sector specific. The link below has all the details and the dates are as follows:
7th Sept – Horticulture
12th Sept – Live Animals and Germinal products
12th Sept – Fishery products and seafood
13th Sept – Fresh produce
14th Sept – Meat and Poultry
15th Sept – Composite products
18th Sept – Animal by-products
18th Sept – Dairy
21st Sept – Exports from Ireland
You can register for these events free of charge here: The BTOM: What are the SPS Border Controls? | Eventbrite