Commodities listed in Part A of Annex XI to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 (as retained)
Revision of GB approach for risk targeted plant health import inspections. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 4
This instrument will introduce a risk-targeted approach to plant health import inspections in Great Britain. The proposed scheme notified in G/SPS/N/GBR/9 is being revised following feedback from stakeholders. Instead, a broad inspection regime will be introduced, applicable to a wider range of goods of phytosanitary relevance, based on the risk associated with a particular commodity and origin.
The notified document lays out the intended approach in Great Britain to setting the frequency of physical and identity import checks. The proposed baseline frequency of inspections included in the notified document provides a harmonized starting point for inspections of selected goods from all trading partners. Following a follow-up consultation, which may result in changes to the policy, inspection frequencies will be applied from 1 July 2022. Inspection will allow monitoring of risk and collection of data to inform decisions and potentially adjust inspection frequencies.