TRANSITION OF CHED-Ds FROM TRACES-NT TO IPAFFS
The transition of CHED-Ds from TRACES-NT to IPAFFS has been delayed until 14th December 2020 (it was initially due on 7th December 2020).
From 14th December the notification of imports of certain high-risk food and feed not of animal origin into GB must be made on the UK’s IPAFFS system.
To access IPAFFS, go to:
Then click ‘Start Now’ to get to the login page. If you have not registered on the system before then click on ‘Create sign in details’ to start the process.
Submission of IPAFFS CHED-Ds to Felixstowe BCP
Please note the following if submitting CHED-Ds to Felixstowe BCP. We need you to follow this advice to ensure a smooth transition in the BCP from TRACES-NT to IPAFFS.
Which system to use
Please do not complete the CHED-D on both systems. This is difficult for us to handle internally and will lead to delays in processing and releasing your consignment. Therefore, if you do submit documents on both systems and these are dated before 14th December you will be contacted to ask which one you want us to use. We will then process and check that document only.
For CHED-Ds dated 14th December onwards, we will only process these if they have been produced on IPAFFS.
If your CHED-D is dated before 14th December create it on TRACES-NT and make sure your Customs entry matches the number of the TRACES-NT CHED-D you submitted to us to enable automatic clearance as at present.
If your CHED-D is dated 14th December onwards create it on IPAFFS and make sure your Customs entry matches the number of the IPAFFS CHED-D you submitted to us to enable automatic clearance as at present.
Agent company name
For CHED-Ds created on IPAFFS you must write your company name on the printed CHED-D in box I.8. Unfortunately box I.8 ‘Operator responsible for the consignment’ shows only the personal name of the person completing the CHED-D and the address but not the company name. Without the company name we cannot process the CHED-D.
You must print the CHED-D double-sided so that each sheet of paper is signed.
Who to contact
IPAFFS is a DEFRA system and we do not have access to add or amend exporter, importer, delivery address on the system or to do with access or login enquiries. All such enquiries must be directed to the APHA helpdesk APHAServiceDesk@apha.gov.uk
Notes for completion of CHED-Ds on IPAFFS
There are notes on completion of certain boxes on IPAFFS on the following page on our website: https://www.porthealth.uk/updates/transition-of-cveds-and-chedds-from-traces-classic-and-traces-nt-to-ipaffs/
A guidance document produced by DEFRA can be viewed here: How to create a CHED-D on IPAFFS