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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 Rest of World (RoW) and transits through the EU are subject to controls. 

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 Rest of World 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.

Procedure of Pre-Notification and Endorsement of 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.

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 before the vehicle leaves Dover. The original documents are required to be presented to Dover Port Health Authority within 10 days of arrival of the consignment by post to;  

Port Health 
Dover District Council 
White Cliffs Business Park 
Kent CT16 3PJ .


List of Uk BCPS

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 ( 

Important Points to Remember

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 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. 

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 July 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 (

Further information can be found in the Border Operating Model: The Border Operating Model - GOV.UK (

Fees and Charges

Fees are payable for checking documentation and examination or sampling consignments should it prove necessary.

Our current fees and charges can be found here

Please email to set up a payment account prior to the arrival of an Import.

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