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Update to Organic Import Controls

By 28 April 2022May 24th, 2022No Comments

The Government today announced that import controls will be delayed until late 2023.  This means that the requirement for organic COIs from the EU, EEA and Switzerland will continue to be waived.

“The U.K. is postponing checks on imported food and fresh products from the EU until the end of 2023, as it announced a review of the post-Brexit regime. The controls were due to be introduced in July this year, but the government said on Thursday that the review will look at how to implement the remaining checks “in an improved way” and that its conclusions will be published in the fall, with the new controls regime coming into force by the end of next year.”

DEFRA says “We aim to work with the sector and Port Health to further streamline processes before the controls are put into place. Please feel free to send along any ideas, we are keen to reduce burdens on the sector.”