All veterinary products imported to the United Kingdom must carry a health certificate from 31 October.
In addition, so-called ‘medium risk plants and plants products’ must be provided with a phytosanitary certificate, which says something about the plant health of the product. This is evidenced by the latest draft version of the target Operating Model (TOM) published by the United Kingdom.
Also, the document indicates how border checks on imports of Veterinary and phytosanitary goods will be carried out in the UK. These checks will come into force in stages from 31 January 2024.
A final version of the model is expected in late May, early June. According to the Dutch food and Consumer Product Safety authority (NVWA), much is still unclear about the current version. For example, it is not known which plant products are considered ‘medium risk’. The organization proposes to study the new TOM and seek clarity from the British counterpart of the NVWA.