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Dover Port Health Authority

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (Third Country)

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) that originates from a Rest of World country (RoW) and transits through the EU are subject to controls.

The BCP at Dover Port is currently approved for:

  • Pistachios from Iran, Annex II
  • Pistachios from Turkey, Annex II
  • Dried Figs from Turkey, Annex II
  • Hazelnuts from Turkey. Annex I

Annexes referenced from The Official Controls (Imports of High Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin) (Amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793) (England) Regulations 2022.

Any HRFNAO from a Rest of World country which is not covered by the commodities listed above will not be able to enter via Dover unless it has been ‘EU cleared’, where it will be treated as EU origin. The consignment will have been fully checked and cleared within the EU, demonstrated by a CHED-D that has been signed, stamped and marked as ‘valid’ by an EU Border Control Post.

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin – Rest of World (RoW)

Annex I and Annex II

  • Importers will be required to pre-notify the Port Health Authority at least 1 day ahead of arrival.
  • Satisfactory documentary checks must be completed by Dover Port Health Authority before the consignment leaves the Dover District. Once the goods arrive in Dover, the driver should remain within the Dover District until documentary checks have been completed.
  • Goods listed on either annex may still be selected for sampling by the Port Authority. The sampling percentage rates remain the same.

Annex I

  • The agent or importer should raise a CHED D on IPAFFS, and commercial and transport documents should be uploaded.
  • Official certificates and results of sampling and analysis for Hazelnuts from Turkey do not now require the original documents to be presented to the Dover District Council offices.
  • If documentary checks are compliant and evidence is provided in advance that confirms that the consignment is entering GB through the Port of DOVER, the CHED D can be endorsed before the consignment’s arrival. Once the CHED D is endorsed the consignment can leave the Dover District without restriction.
  • Once the CHED D is endorsed by Dover Port Health, digital copies will be emailed to the Importer and agent, the original document will be posted to the legal owner of the goods.

Annex II

  • The agent or importer should raise a CHED-D on IPAFFS and submit the appropriate accompanying documents to include official certificate, results of sampling and analysis, commercial and transport documents.
  • The original documents should still be presented to the Dover District Council Offices when the consignment arrives in GB.
  • For goods listed on Annex II the Official certificate and results of sampling and analysis must accompany the consignment.

There are currently no HRFNAO products that originate for the EU. However if you have a HRFNAO product that originates from a ROW country that has been cleared for the EU market please see below.

Any HRFNAO consigned from the EU must be pre-notified on IPAFFS and a CHED-D raised. The importer must select the true country of origin (ROW) and state the EU country it has been consigned from. EU consigned HRFNAO can still enter via any point of entry.

If the product was on Annex II of 2019/1793, falls under the Chernobyl products or is a rice product from China then they must also submit and EHC and laboratory results from the EU country the goods are consigned from.

Please read the attached guidance on the government website where these rules are laid out. Import high-risk food and feed not of animal origin from the EU to Great Britain - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If HRFNAO has been processed in the EU, it becomes a product of the EU and you do not need to follow this process.

CHED-D – 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 (Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed Service).

Invoice – The invoice will cover the sale of goods and usually shows the consignment’s intended destination.

Packing list – Packing list will list each commodity in the consignment and list the gross and net weights.

Transport Document – (CMR or Seaway Bill) - Will provide evidence of the consignment’s journey and intended destination.

Model Official certificate – Each consignment of HRFNAO (High Risk Food of Non-Animal Origin) listed in Annex II must be accompanied by a model official certificate.  A model official certificate is an official document that confirms your export meets the health requirements of GB (Great Britain) and is verified by a competent authority. This is not required if your product is on Annex I.

Results of sampling and analysis - Each consignment of food listed in Annex II shall be accompanied by the results of sampling and analysis performed on that consignment by the competent authorities of the third country of origin, or of the country where the consignment is consigned from if that country is different from the country of origin. This is not required if your product is on Annex I.

Importers are 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 Dover, 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 Dover Port Health Authority via email to porthealth@dover.gov.uk before the vehicle leaves Dover. The original documents are required to be presented to Dover Port Health Authority on arrival of the consignment to the DDC council offices at the following address:

Dover District Council

White Cliffs Business Park

Dover

Kent

CT16 3PJ

Goods listed on both Annex I and Annex II may still be selected for sampling by the Port Health Authority.

It is recommended to make use of the Motis Dover parking facilities, whilst appropriate checks are pending. Please note, if an offload or examination of the foodstuffs is required, this must be done at the Border Control Post Dover Cargo Terminal and not Motis.

The CHED-D is then used by the BCP to indicate which checks have been carried out and the outcome of those checks. Upon the checks satisfactory completion, the document (CHED-D Part II) is stamped and signed by a Port Health Officer.

Upon satisfactory checks, the goods would be permitted to proceed further and travel to inland destinations. If the correct documents are not presented or endorsed prior to the goods leaving Dover, the controlled foodstuffs will be considered to be a non-compliant consignment.

The list of foodstuffs with current restrictions can be found here Foodstuffs with GB import restrictions | Food Standards Agency

The list of emerging risk products is reviewed every six months.

A list of UK BCPs for animal and animal products can be found here UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

From 31st January: Any HRFNAO consigned from the EU must be pre-notified on IPAFFS and a CHED-D raised. The importer must select the true country of origin (ROW) and state the EU country it has been consigned from. EU consigned HRFNAO can still enter via any point of entry.

If the product was on Annex II of 2019/1793, falls under the Chernobyl products or is a rice product from China then they must also submit and EHC and laboratory results from the EU country the goods are consigned from.

Please read the attached guidance on the government website where these rules are laid out. Import high-risk food and feed not of animal origin from the EU to Great Britain - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

From 30th April: All HRFNAO imported from the EU will be checked at the border. All HRFNAO must enter through a point of entry that has the relevant border control post.

Fees are payable for documentation, identification, and/or physical examination as applicable.  Additional costs would be incurred through analyst sample testing fees and courier fees.

Our current fees and charges can be found on our Port Health charges page (please see the link at the bottom of this page).

Please email porthealth@dover.gov.uk to set up a payment account prior to the arrival of an Import.

What is Dover a BCP for?

Dover is a BCP for 4 products.

  • Pistachios from Iran, Annex II of Retained Regulation 1793/2019
  • Pistachios from Turkey, Annex II of Retained Regulation 1793/2019
  • Dried Figs from Turkey, Annex II of Retained Regulation 1793/2019
  • Hazelnuts from Turkey, Annex I of Retained Regulation 1793/2019

Which Foods will need a CHED-D?

Please see link to the FSA's Foodstuffs with GB import restrictions list, which will show you all the high risk food from the different RoW countries.

Foodstuffs with GB import restrictions | Food Standards Agency

What will I be charged for checks?

See our port health charges page for information on how much you will be charged.

What do I need to do with original paperwork?

For products on Annex I, (i.e. hazelnuts from Turkey), digital copies of the original paperwork would suffice, and you do not need to present the original documentation to Dover Port Health Authority.

For products on Annex II, (i.e. dried figs from Turkey, and pistachios from Turkey and Iran), the original documents should be presented to the Dover District Council offices when the consignment arrives in GB.

How do I notify?

The agent or importer should raise a CHED-D on IPAFFS and submit the appropriate accompanying documents.

Then email port health with the CHED-D Reference number.

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