Agricultural Products: Import Controls

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 16 May 2024.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of consignments of (a) products of animal origin and (b) plant products that were liable for the common user charge had the correct paperwork in place upon their arrival in the UK between 30 April and 5 May 2024.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Our checks are intelligence-led and based on biosecurity risk. It would be inappropriate for us to set out operational details like the exact inspection details from 30 April. Traders should continue to follow the published guidance which sets out BTOM inspection rates.

DEFRA will gradually increase changes in controlled stages to balance biosecurity risk and maintain trade flows whilst minimising disruption at the border.

This will allow the level of goods inspected at the border to be operationally manageable over the introductory stages.

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