The UK Government is to delay introducing post-Brexit checks on food and farming imports to England, Scotland and Wales, blaming Covid disruption and pressure on global supply chains.
Measures which were expected to come in next month will now be introduced in January and July next year.
The move comes amid shortages of some products in shops and supermarkets.
The EU has implemented full checks on UK goods since the start of this year.
Checks on goods going the other way were also due to come into force in full after the post-Brexit transition ended in January.
But they were delayed and, in March, the government announced a timetable to get changes for the food and agriculture sectors done by 1 October.
Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022 as previously announced, although safety and security declarations will now not be required until 1 July 2022.
Under the revised timetable:
*The UK government say they will work closely with the Devolved Administrations on the implementation of this new timetable, given devolved responsibilities for agri-food controls.