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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.  HRFNAO that have undergone full checks at a BCP on entry into the EU can enter GB via any point of entry and will not require a Health Certificate for import into GB or pre-notification on IPAFFS until 1 October 2021.

The BCP at Dover Port is currently approved for:

  • Pistachios from Iran,
  • Pistachios from Turkey,
  • Figs from Turkey, 
  • Hazelnuts from Turkey.

Any HRFNAO from a third country which is not covered by the commodities listed above will not be able to 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

HRFNAO will be subject to new import requirements. Whilst there is currently no EU- origin HRFNAO, these requirements will apply to RoW HRFNAO imported into the EU and subsequently exported to GB. Importers will be required to submit import pre-notifications via IPAFFS in advance of the goods’ arrival. This does not include the requirement for entry via an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP or documentary, identity or physical checks at the border (these controls will be introduced on 1 January 2022).

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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Telephone: 01304 872216

Email: porthealth@dover.gov.uk

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