Stuart Wood

From the 1st January 2022, UK importers of products of animal origin (POA) will be required to use the import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) to pre-notify the enforcement authorities at least 24 hours prior to the products arriving in port.

It’s important to note that there must be a notification completed per each different type of product within a consignment, although different types of the same product can be included on one notification.

There is a specific arrangement for frozen and processed fish. From 1st January 2022, only IPAFFS notifications are required. However, from November 1st 2022, a captain’s catch certificate must also be submitted, and the goods must enter a port which has been BCP approved for the import of fish products.

If your business is affected by these changes, and you would like to know more, get in touch with our Account Manager Stuart Wood on

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