The Border Target Operating Model: August 2023

HMRC have published the final Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) on 29 August 2023.

The final Border Target Operating Model sets out a new approach to security controls (applying to all imports), and sanitary and phytosanitary controls (applying to imports of live animals, animal products, plants and plants products) at the border.

It sets out how controls will be simplified and digitised, and HMRC's ambition for the UK’s new Single Trade Window.

It incorporates and responds to feedback from stakeholders on the earlier draft Border Target Operating Model wherever possible. It has been developed with further collaboration across the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and engagement with officials from the devolved administration in Northern Ireland.

Read the full details and download the Border Target Operating Model here.