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Are you involved in the import or export of Foodstuffs and ready for the forthcoming changes?

Posted by Stuart Bowden

Are you involved in the importing or exporting foodstuffs or other SPS or Sanitary and Phytosanitary products?

Whilst some products may already subject to import controls, these controls will be further expanded in October 2021 and January 2022 to cover all SPS goods. This will require pre-notification of the import of SPS goods on the Import of Products, Animals, Food, and Feed System (IPAFFS).

Trafertir is here to provide you with a total service to ensure that you have the correct documentation and certification when you need it. Our highly trained team of customs clearance experts in the Foodstuffs and SPS goods and are here to hold your hand and ensure that your products are customs cleared and delivered in good time to maintain your supply chains.

Our Specialist SPS services include;

– Pre-notification and import services for SPS products moving from EU to GB
– Complete the pre-notification on IPAFFS on behalf of the importers?
– CHED certificates
– Liaising with importers where applicable to establish whether, and what, SPS controls are applicable to their specific commodities?
– Provide general guidance to importers on the correct procedures and documents to be used for the importation of SPS goods into the UK?
– Ensure, where appropriate that the electronic copy of the EHC provided by the exporter is attached to the related IPAFFS pre-notification?
– Lodging documents relating to consignments with HMRC, Port Health Authorities (PHA), and APHA?
– Liaising with HMRC, PHA and APHA to resolve any questions, arrange inspection of goods and secure cargo release?
– Facilitating payment of SPS Document Check and Physical Inspection charges on behalf of the Importer?

The movement of Foodstuffs and other SPS products is a specialist business, please contact your local Trafertir team member to ensure that you are prepared for the forthcoming changes. Email :