High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO)
High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin – Third Country
High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) that originates from a third country and transits through the EU will be subject to controls from 1 January 2021. It will continue to need to be pre-notified on the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) and enter GB via an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP approved for HRFNAO in the same way as similar consignments imported directly from a non-EU country.
The BCP at Dover Port is currently approved for:
- Pistachios from Iran,
- Pistachios from Turkey,
- Figs from Turkey, and
- Hazelnuts from Turkey.
Any HRFNAO from a third country which is not covered by the commodities listed above will not be enter via Dover from 1 January 2021 unless it has been ‘EU cleared’ where it will be treated as EU origin (see below).
The list of foodstuffs with current restrictions can be found here Foodstuffs with current European Union (EU) restrictions | Food Standards Agency
High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin – EU
New import requirements for High-Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) from the EU will not apply until 1 April 2021.
Any HRFNAO from a third country which is ‘EU-cleared’ and subsequently imported into GB will be treated as EU-origin and will not be subject to new import requirements until April 2021.
From 1 April 2021, HRFNAO from the EU will be subject to new import requirements. Whilst there is currently no HRFNAO originating from within the EU, these requirements will apply to non-EU HRFNAO imported into the EU and subsequently exported to GB. Importers will be required to submit import pre-notifications in advance of the goods’ arrival via IPAFFS. This does not include the requirement for entry via an established point of entry with an appropriate Border Control Post (BCP) or documentary, identity or physical checks at the border. However, these controls will be introduced in July 2021.
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)
Further information can be found in the Border Operating Model: The Border Operating Model - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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