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□Major changes to the UK’s seafood import system

Published May 27, 2024

Tridge summary

The UK government has introduced a new 'Border Target Operating Model (BTOM)' for importing seafood and animal products from the European Union. The model simplifies, unifies, and digitizes regulations and classifies products into high, medium, and low-risk categories based on their origin and inherent risks. High-risk items, such as live aquatic organisms, require prior notification, documentation, and physical inspection. Low-risk items require minimal control measures. From April 30, 2023, all seafood imports, except from non-EU countries, must go through a border control office. The government plans to publish a list of approved export facilities and will require an IUU certificate and prior notification for seafood imports. The system is expected to continue to evolve with future changes, and importers must prepare for updates on risk classification and inspection methods.
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Original content

Starting this year, the ‘border target operation model’ has been introduced and operated. Control measures according to seafood risk level Classified as high-risk items for ornamental and aquaculture purposes 100% physical examination of live aquatic animals When importing seafood, bring it in through the border control office. Be prepared for changed income systems and conditions In April 2023, the British government proposed a new ‘Border Target Operating Model (BTOM)’ based on the ‘2025 UK Border Strategy’. The border target operation model is divided into safety and security control, animal, plant and product hygiene control, etc., and was introduced with the goal of simplifying, unifying and digitizing regulations. Accordingly, the British government plans to apply the control model in stages starting from January 31, 2024, starting with application to animal products, plants and vegetable products, non-animal food, and feed imported from European Union (EU) countries. Live ...
Source: Fisheco
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