The British final Border Target Operating Model sets out a new approach to security controls applying to all imports, and sanitary and phytosanitary controls of plants and plants products at the border. It sets out how controls will be simplified and digitised, and their ambition for the UK’s new Single Trade Window that will be progressively introduced from the end of January 2024.

It incorporates and responds to feedback from stakeholders on the earlier draft Border Target Operating Model wherever possible. It has been developed with further collaboration across the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and engagement with officials from the devolved administration in Northern Ireland.

"We will work closely with stakeholders to prepare for each of the major Border Target Operating Model milestones outlined on page 13 of the document."

If you import food products, live animals, animal products, plants or plant products from into Great Britain, you can now check the Border Target Operating Model risk-level of your commodity now, to be ready for upcoming changes to border processes.

From EU Countries: View the Plants and Plant Product Border Target Operating Model risk categories.

Risk-levels of commodities from non-EU countries will be published by the British authorities shortly.

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