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BTOM to Bring Changes for Importers of EU SPS Goods Using Entry in Declarant's Records

Following the first phase of BTOM implementation on January 31st, HMRC have now announced forthcoming changes for importers of Sanitary Phytosanitary (SPS) goods using Simplified Customs Declarations Procedures.  

Under the Border Target Operating Model, high and medium-risk animal products, plants and plant products and high-risk food and feed of non-animal from EU and EFTA countries require pre-notification and an export health certificate.  

HMRC have recently released guidance indicating that importers of these controlled SPS goods who complete a type of simplified customs declaration procedure known as Entry in Declarant’s Records, will now have to either complete an additional Simplified Frontier Declaration, if authorised to do so, or, alternatively, a full import declaration. 

The government have not yet provided a timeframe for the transition but have confirmed that traders currently using EIDR can continue to make import declarations for EU SPS goods in their records until further notice.  

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