This applies to animal by-products, and therefore would affect certain IVDs.
The model will be implemented through three milestones:
- 31 October 2023 – The introduction of health certification on imports of medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food (and feed) of non-animal origin from the EU.
- 31 January 2024 – The introduction of documentary and risk-based identity and physical checks on medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food (and feed) of non-animal origin from the EU. At this point imports of Sanitary and Phytosanitary goods from the rest of the world will begin to benefit from the new risk based model.
- 31 October 2024 – Safety and Security declarations for EU imports will come into force from 31 October 2024. Alongside this, we will introduce a reduced dataset for imports and use of the UK Single Trade Window will remove duplication where possible across different pre-arrival datasets.
DEFRA have now entered a 6 week period of engagement to allow views to be shared on these proposals, including events to discuss the content and provide feedback, and a direct online portal for feedback.
BIVDA will be attending the events on 19 April and 2 May (animal by-products) and intends to feedback to the membership.