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Information re UK Border Target Operating Model available on YouTube


Following a live webinar which took place on 17th May, the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have circulated the following information:

Recordings of our recent webinars will be available for viewing via the Border TOM YouTube page. We will continue to upload all webinar recordings on this page as we go through the TOM implementation period, please do feel free to subscribe to ensure you receive notifications about latest videos. To access the recordings, simply click on the link below. The link will direct you to the Border TOM Youtube playlist where you will be able to view all webinars sessions that have been ran by Defra during the TOM engagement period.

Visit the Border TOM Youtube site.

About the Border Target Operating Model

The draft Border Target Operating Model proposes a new approach to security controls (applying to all imports), and sanitary and phytosanitary controls (applying to imports of live animals, animal products, plants and plants products) at the border. It sets out how controls will be simplified, digitised and, over time, delivered through the UK’s new Single Trade Window.

New UK border controls will be introduced in three phases: 31 October 2023, 31 January 2024 and 31 October 2024. All three phases will have significant impacts for Irish exporters, but in particular the introduction of food, plant and animal health certificates on 31 October.