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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Import check readiness

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Import check readiness

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Start times: 1.45pm (private) 2.30pm (public)


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Secretary of State and others questioned on EU import checks

Full checks on imports of food, live animals and animal products will come into force from July 2022, having been postponed several times since Brexit. These checks are known as SPS checks – or Sanitary (pertaining to animals) and Phyto-Sanitary (pertaining to plants) checks.

The EU is by far the UK’s biggest source of imported food.

This one-off evidence session will allow MPs on the EFRA committee to hear the views of the sector about the state of border control post readiness in Great Britain, and to put questions to the government about whether they are on track to meet the revised timetable for introducing the checks. 

Meeting details

At 1.45pm: Private discussion
Work Import check readiness (Non-inquiry session)
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Work Import check readiness (Non-inquiry session)
Chief Executive Officer at British Ports Association
Director at British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Senior Vice President at British Veterinary Association
Chief Executive Officer at Food and Drink Federation
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Work Import check readiness (Non-inquiry session)
Secretary of State at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Director General, Food, farming and biosecurity at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Location

Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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