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The New Border Target Operating Model


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The New Border Target Operating Model

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Course overview

The new Border Target Operating Model and border procedures are likely to come into effect at the start of 2024, having been delayed from October 2023. These new security controls will seriously impact the business processes of importers bringing in animal products, plants and plant products and live animals, especially from the EU. This covers more businesses than many realise and it is important that you are prepared for the changes and know how to adapt.

This practical 90-minute online course is designed to bring importers up to speed on the new import procedures and is illustrated with process maps and user journeys to make the changes easy to understand. It will show you how to identify if your products are of high, medium or low risk and explain the consequences of each rating.

The course is presented by our international trade expert, David Hooper, who has already helped many businesses adapt their processes in readiness for next year. He will help you to plan for the changes, decide who should be involved, set out what and when things must be done and where to get help and support.

What will be covered?

  • A detailed explanation of the new Target Operating Model
  • A comprehensive review of the changes to border procedures
  • Practical advice on compliance with new import regulations for plant products, animals, and products of animal origin
  • Strategies to ensure smooth transition and business continuity under the new rules
  • Techniques to manage potential risks and avoid penalties and delays linked to non-compliance

Who should attend?

This training is essential for any importers of plants and plant products (including fruit and vegetables), live animals and products of animal origin. All food importers will be impacted by these new rules.

The course will also benefit Import Managers, Procurement Managers, Supply Chain Managers and anyone who oversees or manages the logistics operation within their business.

What will you learn?

This course will answer the following questions.

  • Why are these changes happening now?
  • What changes are happening next year?
  • What new checks will be in place?
  • What is the new Single Trader Window and when will it be open?
  • Precisely which products will be affected?
  • What is IPAFFS - Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System?
  • How is an IPAFFS notification completed?
  • How are risks categorised and how can you check your product risk?
  • What should you do if your products are deemed medium or high risk?
  • Which imports require a certificate and what should you do if you can’t get one?
  • What additional costs may apply? e.g. the Common User Charge per shipment
  • What are the processes that must be followed by overseas exporters and importers pre-departure?
  • Who is responsible for what at the border?
  • Who should you be liaising with now to prepare for the changes?
  • What should be included on your Action Plan/Checklist?
  • What other little-known sources of advice and guidance are available?