Please see the below newsletter issued by DEFRA.


As you will be aware, you will still be able to import animals and products of animal origin after Brexit, but the process for notifying the UK authorities will change. If we leave the EU without a deal on 31st October, you will no longer be able to use TRACES and will instead need to be ready to use IPAFFS.

Action required by you or your business:

  • If you have not yet registered on IPAFFS register now

Details on how to register are attached to the bottom of this email.

We recommend that you create a new Government Gateway account specifically for IPAFFS and that you create multiple ‘org admins’ to avoid difficulties when people change roles or leave.

Please note the first person to register your organisation will automatically become an ‘administrator’ and thus have the ability to invite other users – either as standard users or other ‘org admins’.


Where can I get help?

If you have forgotten your Government Gateway user ID or your memorable word please contact the APHA Service Desk by phone on 03300 416 999 or email.

Further information is available on GOV.UK about using IPAFFS and we will be in touch shortly with training materials.


Please note: IPAFFS is for Third Country Imports (countries outside the European Union); we will update you soon about what you will need to do for EU Imports.


Please download the ‘Business Readiness – Registration’ document here: Business Readiness – Registrations v2