New UK Import Controls from 01 October 2021

On 01 October, the UK will introduce new import controls on certain categories of EU goods, including seafood. These changes will impact seafood businesses trading with or through the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) as each business will, in addition to the necessary customs formalities, need to comply with a number of new UK requirements.

 

Requirements and action to be taken is detailed here.


Requirement A

Register for Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS)

- Action

To register for IPAFFS you will need the following:

 


Requirement B

Shipments of Products of Animal Origin (POAO) to or transiting through the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) require the following:

- Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Requirement C

The UK Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) will carry out a series of inspections on Products of Animal Origin (POAO) shipments.

- Action

Be prepared for documentary, identity and physical checks

 

 

 

Current guidance is that costs incurred for health inspections will depend on whether appropriate pre-notifications have been completed. Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Note Note

From 1 October 2021, imports of frozen meat preparations have temperature restrictions. It is not clear if this will cover fish or fish products at this time.


BIM Brexit Webinar 01 October 2021 Changes BIM Brexit Webinar 01 October 2021 Changes

Watch BIM Brexit webinar Exporting seafood to and through Great Britain from 1st Oct 2021 – broadcast 2nd September 2021