Veranderingen Export VK 2024

Changes Export to the UK in 2024

The British government is gradually introducing new rules for the export of agri-food and fishery products to the United Kingdom (UK). This goes through it Border Target Operating Model (BTOM, formerly Border Operating Model). Below you will find more information about changes to agricultural exports and the specific dates on which they will come into effect.

Certification obligation for agricultural goods from January 31, 2024:

From January 31, 2024, all plants and plant products with a 'medium risk' will require a phytosanitary certificate. The exact products in this category are not yet fully known; consult regularly website of the NVWA for updates.
Veterinary products with a 'medium risk' also require a health certificate from January 31, 2024. UK government website contains an overview of veterinary products and their risk categories “low, medium or high” (in English).
For 'low risk' products in both plants/plant products and veterinary products, no certification is currently required.

Start inspections at the border from April 30, 2024:

From April 30, 2024, inspections will take place at the border for:

  • Plants and plant products with a 'medium risk',
  • veterinary products with a 'medium risk',
  • and 'high risk' food and feed of non-animal origin.


Safety declaration obligation from October 31, 2024:

From October 31, 2024, all exporters from the EU will be required to submit a Safety Declaration (ENS) prior to shipment to the UK. More information about this can be found at UK government website.

Mandatory since January 1, 2021:

Since January 1, 2021, certification is mandatory for 'high risk' agricultural goods, such as trees, perennials and live animals, as well as a catch certificate for fish and fishery products.
Pre-notification has been mandatory since January 1, 2022; This means that all agricultural products and foodstuffs (animal and vegetable) must be registered in advance in the British IPAFFS system, unless other agreements have been made with the British buyer.

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