The British Government announced, on September 14, the postponement of the introduction of import controls on products from the European Union. Following the strong constraints affecting supply chains in the United Kingdom, particularly in the agri-food sector, the British Government changed the timetable for introducing customs controls, notably: (i) The pre-notification requirement for agri-food imports will be introduced on January 1, 2022 (previously scheduled for October 1, 2021). (ii) The requirement for export health certificates and phytosanitary certificates and physical verifications of SPS products at border control posts will be introduced from July 1, 2022 (previously scheduled for January 1, 2022). (iii) The requirement for declarations of safety and security on imports will be introduced from 1 July 2022 (previously scheduled for 1 January 2022). More information at