Border Controls – ROI & NI goods movements to Great Britain

The Government has decided to extend the border arrangements which currently apply to goods moving from the island of Ireland to Great Britain while discussions on the Northern Ireland Protocol are ongoing.

That means Sanitary and Phytosanitary goods moving from the island of Ireland to Great Britain will continue to do so on the basis of the arrangements that apply currently until further notice; and will not, for now, be affected by the changes being introduced on 1 January 2022 for all other inbound goods.

For animal product controls this means:

For plant and plant product controls this means:

High Risk Food not of Animal Origin

Businesses moving high risk foods not of animal origin (HRFNAO) directly from the Island of Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) into Great Britain, will also be exempt from the requirement to pre notify. This is a temporary arrangement and will be reviewed early next year.   


Read the ministerial statement.



Trader Readiness Team

EU-GB Imports of Animals and Animal Products

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

• support: (t) 01784 240400 (e)
• sales: (t) 01784 242200 (e)