Scott Reaney is the head of a veterinary and technical policy team responsible for the development and implementation of trade policy in the Defra. The team deals with imports for SPS animal and animal products into GB from both EU and non-EU trading partners and exports of these products from GB to the EU. This is a complex and diverse role covering all aspects of trade including impact of notifiable disease, risk mitigation, trade related official controls, issue resolution and trade negotiations. A significant part of the role over recent years has been to design and develop the future border regime. This has been a unique opportunity to challenge the previous EU approach to border controls and to redesign a risk based, proportionate, modern regime that meet the needs of GB.