Legal & Regulatory
Target Operating Model (TOM)
What are the changes?
From 01 October 2023, there are new Certification requirements for the Import of all products of Plant or Animal origin.
The detail can be found here, in the (draft) Target Operating Model.
Food will be categorised into 3 new categories - High, Medium and Low-risk. Further details can be found in the Target Operating Model document, but further guidance will be issued next week.
Who does it affect?
All Importers of Food from the EU, or Supply Chains that originate in the EU.
Businesses that are not ready for these changes will have their goods held at the border.
DEFRA are running a series of webinars in early May where you can find out what it means for your sector.
Please visit DEFRA’s dedicated website here
The webinar date is as follows:
12 May – 1.30–2.30 pm, 3-4 pm
The message from the UK Government is clear – preparation for the 01 October 2023 must begin now.
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