UK government announced last week that some aspects of the final transition of Brexit will be delayed due to the ongoing delays and impact of covid.

The overall movement to full customs controls, or ‘Brexit 2’, continues to be planned for 1st January. However,  some of the detailed controls for products moved by Agrifood, Sanitary and Phytosanitary businesses, have now been delayed.

The changes announced are shown below:

  • The requirement for pre-notification of agri-food imports will be introduced on 1 January 2022 as opposed to 1 October 2021.
  • The new requirements for Export Health Certificates, which were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts, due to be introduced on 1 January 2022, will now be introduced on 1 July 2022.
  • The requirement for Safety and Security declarations on imports will be introduced as of 1 July 2022 as opposed to 1 January 2022.

Westbound continue to provide a vast range of European road-freight and short-sea services, along with full support for the current and future customs procedures.

We offer a one-stop shop approach to EU shipments, that ensure your peace of mind. For more information, please contact our European team on 01375 800800 or



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