London ● Wed, September 15 2021
Britain on Tuesday said it would push back its implementation of full post-Brexit borders checks on goods from the European Union, as the pandemic, red tape and new immigration rules fuel supply problems.
Plans to introduce full controls in areas such as the import of food and animal products had been due from next month but would now start from January next year under a “pragmatic new timetable”, Downing Street said.
Britain will still introduce full customs declarations and controls on Jan. 1, 2022, as planned.
Certification and physical checks on food and animal goods designed to protect against diseases, pests and contaminants — due to be introduced on Jan. 1 — will now be introduced in July 2022.
Requirements for Safety and Security declarations will be also be pushed back to July.
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