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EU, UK Veterinary Border & SPS Controls: Latest Updates

Stay updated on the latest Veterinary Border & SPS controls in the EU and UK. Find guides, documents, and resources for food & retail businesses. Date of last update: 30.10.2023

DEFRA Webinar: New SPS Rules on 31 January 2024 for EU Food and Feed

28 October 2023

Get a sneak peek into the future of SPS rules in the UK! Download the slides of the latest DEFRA Webinar for rules starting on 31 January 2024 for expert insights on UK veterinary regulations for EU food imports. Don't miss out!


The Accredited Trusted Trader Scheme (ATTS) - What and why does it matter?

Updated: Oct 15

Discover the importance of the Accredited Trusted Trader Scheme (ATTS) and how it supports businesses importing medium-risk products into Great Britain.


UK: Chilled minced meats & preparation allowed from 2024

From 31 January 2024, imports of certain chilled minced meats and chilled meat preparations from the EU, other EEA countries can continue when health certification requirements come into effect. Details here:


UK's Final Border Operating Model (TOM) - View our article collection

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

  • UK: SPS Animal Food Controls from 31 January 2024 (TOM) - Introduction + key timelines

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

  • Download the final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM)

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

  • UK SPS controls: Expert Guidance & Detailed FAQs for Professionals


IPAFFS (UK): Leveraging simplified filing

The UK has detailed plans to mass IPAFFS filings simply. Read our IPAFFS How To guide.


Risk categories for animal and animal product imports from non-EU countries to Great Britain

Import risk categories under the Border Target Operating Model (TOM) for animals or animal products you’re importing from a non-EU country to Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), and the import rules for each category.


UK: Is your GB business approved to export to the EU? List Updated

Only approved GB businesses may export food products to the EU. Check the updated list: Is your business on it? Date of last update 09.10.2023


Find a UK veterinary certification officer

A list of organisations in England, Scotland, and Wales inspecting and certifying animal and animal products for export. The list does not include every certifier.

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