Defra have updated their guidance for traders relating to the risk categorisation of EU animal products under the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). This update does not change the risk categorisation in any way, rather it expands the existing guidance and provides additional detail.
The EU risk categorisation under the BTOM sets out the risk categories in a tabular format covering all animal and animal types and includes a look-up tool to help find the risk category by CN code.
This most recent update now includes additional commodity code information for an additional 130 codes, mainly animal by products (ABP’s) and corrects minor errors relating to fish oils and apiculture. The BTOM risk categories summary tables can be found here along with the look-up tool here.