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Use this guide as a supplement when using the CHIEF and CDS trade tariffs to import and export goods to and from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) after the end of the transition period.
Latest notices for traders from Defra, December 2021
Defra has issued notices for traders on importing requirements coming into place during 2022
Please note that the information in this page has been issued by Defra, not the Government Chemist, and it is published to increase dissemination amongst Government Chemist stakeholders.
Import requirements from 1 January 2022
From 1 January 2022, businesses importing products of animal origin, animal by-products and high risk foods not of animal origin (HRFNAO) must pre-notify consignments at least four hours in advance of arriving into Great Britain. The pre-notification must be made via the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).
To help you get ready for these new requirements Defra have incorporated key information this document. Please take the time to read and understand the actions needed to continue importing from the EU into GB from 1 January 2022.