HRFNAO and Plastic kitchenware imports from the EU: January 2022 requirements

January 2022

From January 2022, High-Risk Food and Feed Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) imported from the EU will be subject to new import requirements.  Information on products classed as HRFNAO can be found here.

Whilst there is currently no HRFNAO originating from within the EU, these requirements will apply to non-EU HRFNAO imported into the EU and subsequently exported to GB.

Importers will be required to submit import pre-notifications in advance of the goods’ arrival. Importers will need to submit pre-notifications via the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS).

This does not include the requirement for entry via an established point of entry with an appropriate Border Control Post (BCP) or documentary, identity or physical checks at the border. However, these controls will be introduced in July 2022.

July 2022

From July 2022, HRFNAO and plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong, that have been placed on the EU market and exported to GB will be subject to new import requirements when imported to GB. This includes the requirement for:

  • Import pre-notifications to be submitted in advance of the goods’ arrival.
  • Entry via an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP in order for goods to be made available for documentary, identity and physical check

 

Further details are available in The Border Operating Model https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-border-operating-model