THE BUSINESS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The Government today announced that it has decided to further delay some elements of the new import controls, especially those relating to Sanitary and Phytosanitary goods.
This is due to the longer than expected impact on businesses caused by the pandemic, both in the UK and in the EU, plus the pressures on global supply chains, which has been caused by a wide range of factors including the pandemic and the increased costs of global freight transport. These pressures are being especially felt in the agri-food sector.
The changes are:
The timetable for the removal of the current easements in relation to full customs controls and the introduction of customs checks remains unchanged from the planned 1 January 2022.
The Government will work closely with the Devolved Administrations on the implementation of this new timetable, given their devolved responsibilities for agri-food controls.
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