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UK Border Operating Model (TOM) - Article collection

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

The UK on 29.08.2023 published the final Border Operating Model (TOM). Read our multilingual collection of blog entries to help you understand, prepare and implement.

UK Final Border Operating Model (TOM)
UK Final Border Operating Model (TOM)

UK: SPS Animal Food Controls from 31 January 2024 (TOM)

The United Kingdom announced that the post-Brexit border SPS Animal Food checks are to be delayed until 2024. We looked at the final Target Operating Model (TOM).

UK SPS-Lebensmittelkontrollen ab 31 Januar 2024: Unser Bericht - auf Deutsch

Das Vereinigte Königreich hat angekündigt, dass die SPS-Lebensmittelkontrollen an der GB-Grenze bis 2024 verschoben werden. Das endgültige Target Operating Model (TOM) wurde von uns analysiert und relevante Informationen wurden gesammelt.


Download the final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM)

The UK government released a final version of its final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM) on 29 August 2024, outlining new regulations for importing products into the UK, including those from Ireland. EU and GB Businesses are affected and need to prepare.


SPS Controls UK: Risk Categories under the final UK Border Target Operating Model- TOM

Which SPS food products have low, medium or high risk and need lower or higher levels of control and certification under the final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM)? See our guide.


DEFRA sector Specific events online training sessions on TOM

Defra will run a number of sector-specific online training sessions to prepare traders for the

new Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) import controls during September. You can find a link


UK SPS controls: Expert Guidance & Detailed FAQs for Professionals

On 31 January 2024, SPS rules for export health certificates kick in. Access detailed expert guidance and downloads for POAO and other goods


SPS-Food: GB-EU red tape burden for agri-food producers (Video)

The ARTE Documentary is a great example of the additional paperwork and red tape required for imports into the EU around SPS and agri-food imports. Watch the video here.


5 Part Video Series of the UK Target Border Operating Model


More information and links

Collection of all veterinary border updates

Our collection of guides, updates, and information on veterinary border controls and SPS measures:

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This course develops the competencies that professionals need to deal with all aspects of food and plant importations, identifying the type of food, feed, animal, and plant products that require a licence, how to apply for permits + design an effective compliance system. (Course ID: E-FA 09)

On-Demand Training

This on-demand training course is designed to provide comprehensive instruction on biosecurity and veterinary border controls (SPS). It covers topics such as identifying risks posed by imported goods, quarantine processes, and the development of effective surveillance and response systems. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure compliance with international biosecurity and veterinary border control standards. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to implement efficient and effective biosecurity and veterinary border control systems.

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