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New Import Controls Come Into Play On January 31st

At the end of this month changes are happening regarding import controls, please keep this in mind to avoid disruption to your supply chain going forward for certain foods. This mostly affects animal and plant products imported from the EU.

From January 31st 2024

  • A new health certification on imports from the EU deemed medium-risk. This includes animal products, plants and plant products.
  • A new health certification on imports from the EU deemed high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin.
  • New checks when moving Irish goods, which will be any goods not defined as Qualifying Northern Irish Goods. This is for goods moving from Irish ports directly into Great Britain.

A few tips from DEFRA

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has given a few links to help prepare for these changes.

  1. Know your risk category – use these online tools to find the risk category of your commodity
  2. Ensure that your EU supply chain is preparing to provide you with health certificates and/or phytosanitary certificates – find out more here
  3. Be ready to correctly submit your pre-notification in IPAFFS – attend a January training session or read our guidance

As always our customs experts are here if you have any questions and need support with these changes.

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