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Alinea Customs provide a guide to port health and quarantine release for HRFNOA.

When importing high risk food and feed not of animal origin into the UK, the trader must confirm entry by an appropriate border control post in advance of arrival. 

For example, the BCP at Dover Port is currently approved for:

  • Pistachios from Iran,

  • Pistachios from Turkey,

  • Dried Figs from Turkey, 

  • Hazelnuts from Turkey.

Download Alinea Customs HRFNOA product controls list to see whether your products are subject to certification.

If HRFNOA has already been cleared into free circulation in the EU and has had a CHED-D issued, it should be able to enter via most UK ports such as port of Dover.

If the HRFNOA is entering directly from a country outside of the EU, or transiting via the EU, the importer must ensure that it is accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate authorised by the authorities in the country of export, and enters via a border control post with relevant inspection facilities.

Importers will be required to pre-notify the Port Health Authority at least 1 working day ahead of arrival. This is done by creating a CHED-D on IPAFFS.

Once the goods arrive at the port of entrance, the importer (or agent on their behalf) must ensure that the goods are accompanied by original documents (commercial documents, the original official certificate and results of sampling and analysis).

Evidence that the goods are accompanied by these original documents must be presented to the Port Health authority by email in advance of arrival.

Following entrance into the UK, the trader must post the original documents to the port health authorities within 10 days of arrival.

Further information is available from:

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