Current law allows a reduced level of checks to be carried out at import on food and feed where specified pre-export checks have been agreed and completed in the country of origin. This is under the provisions of retained Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (Article 73).
Under these provisions there are currently concessions permitted for certain food from specified countries regarding the presence of mycotoxins. This is put in place under the provisions of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/949.
To qualify for reduced checks under the provisions of this legislation each consignment must be accompanied by:
Please note that consignments which do not have the certificate and laboratory report can still be imported. Such consignments imported without the certificate and laboratory report will not qualify for reduced checks, increasing the likelihood of examination and sampling to check compliance with relevant standards applicable in GB.
The following table (Annex I to the Regulations) indicates the products and countries where concessions may be applied:-
|Food||CN Code||Country of Origin||Mycotoxin||Frequency of physical checks (%) at import|
|Wheat Flour||1101 00|
|Almonds, in shell||0802 11||United States of America||Aflatoxins||<1|
|Almonds, shelled||0802 12|
(Peanuts from the United States of America were removed from the above provisions as per the amendments put in place by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1269).