There are additional controls on certain organic products origination from China, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Importers are responsible for ensuring any product they want to import into GB adheres to these guidelines in compliance with Retained Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.
Importers should notify the receiving Border Control Point/Port Health Authority in line with the guidance provided for the GB Organic Import System and provide a valid Certificate of Inspection (COI) with each consignment.
Consignments originating from one of these six countries arriving at the GB border from another third country shall also be subject to these guidelines.
Please refer to table below to see CN codes affected.
Dover Port Health will contact you to tell you if your consignment is subject to sampling upon arrival at Dover and give instructions on the procedure to follow.
These checks are conducted at Dover Cargo Terminal by Port Health Officers.
In most instances, if your consignment has been selected for sampling, the remainder of the food product(s) being sampled must be detained in Dover until results are returned from the laboratory. The vehicle, driver and any other food or non-food products not being sampled (or otherwise controlled) do not have to stay at Dover but the importer may prefer that they do, depending on the anticipated turnaround time of the sample results and other commercial interests.
If your consignment fails laboratory testing, please see our guidance regarding Retesting of Failed Laboratory sample.