United Kingdom to start import inspections at Border Control Posts as of 30 April

As of the 30th of April 2024, the United Kingdom (UK) will start physically inspecting incoming medium-risk and high-risk veterinary and phytosanitary cargo at Border Control Posts (BCPs). With this, the British government is continuing its further implementation of the Border Target Operating Model.

The British government is organising online training sessions in preparation for the border controls that will come into effect on the 30th of April 2024. There are separate sessions for veterinary and phytosanitary cargo.

For more information about previous training sessions organised by the British government, please see YouTube channel here.

The announced inspections at Border Control Posts of high-risk cargo (100%) and medium-risk cargo (randomly) may require new logistical choices, especially for groupage transport. Combining low-risk, medium-risk and/or high-risk products in one trailer may result in undesirable situations. If a medium-risk and/or high-risk product is selected for inspection, the low-risk cargo will also come to a standstill. Logistics service providers and exporters are therefore advised to promptly make good agreements about the best way to organise the logistics chain as of the 30th of April 2024.

Source: Get ready for Brexit