In April 2023, the United Kingdom notified the WTO SPS Committee of the publication of the draft 'Border Target Operating Model' (BTOM) G/SPS/N/GBR/30. This addendum notifies Members that the final version of the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) has now been published, setting out the new Sanitary and Phytosanitary controls at the UK's borders. The measures contained in the TOM will apply to imports of live animals, germinal products, animal products, plants and plant products.
The Final Target Operating Model (The Border Target Operating Model: August 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk))
The United Kingdom has considered the comments received on the draft TOM, including those relating to implementation, existing and emerging biosecurity and security threats. The timeline published in the draft BTOM has been slightly adjusted to give businesses and their supply-chains more time to prepare. We will implement the Border Target Operating Model from January 2024 onwards, beginning with the introduction of health certification on relevant EU goods. Changes to the process for importing goods into Great Britain from non-EU trading partners will now take place from 30 April 2024.
This addendum concerns a:
- Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
- Change in proposed date of adoption, publication or date of entry into force