Letter and response on the intention to legislate to delay the introduction of SPS checks on certain EU goods.
Amendments to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules on imports of EU goods travelling to Wales from the Republic of Ireland , file type: PDF, file size: 305 KB
Consultation on the amendments to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules on imports of EU goods: summary and government response , file type: PDF, file size: 144 KB
A consultation was issued between 27 October and 11 November 2022 to seek the views of bodies and persons representative of the interests of those involved in importing SPS goods to Wales on proposals to amend the rules:
- to extend the transition period so that SPS controls scheduled to come into effect in January 2023 are not introduced until 31 January 2024.
- to remove the exemption on pre-notification on some additional categories of SPS goods imported from the Republic of Ireland from 1 January 2023.
The summary of responses document is available on this page.
We have listened carefully to the feedback, particularly the concerns voiced by stakeholders regarding the available time before 1 January 2023 to prepare. We have therefore decided, to postpone the introduction of prenotification until later in 2023. After considering all of the consultation responses, we have also introduced an extension of the transitional staging period until 31 January 2024.