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Port health and border control checks

Portsmouth is a UK Border Control Post. Portsmouth City Council’s Port Health Authority team is responsible for food safety and the control of infectious diseases in the water surrounding Portsmouth, including at Portsmouth International Port and Portico Cargo Terminal.

The port has a Border Control Post in readiness to handle changes for goods coming into the UK from the EU, if you are an importer for certain products there are changes to how these are processed:

  • 31 January: Health certification on imports of medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food (and feed) of non-animal origin
  • 30 April: Introduction of documentary and risk-based identity and physical checks on medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food (and feed) of non-animal origin from the EU
  • 31 October: Safety and security declaration for EU imports will come into force.

For more information about what is classed as a low, medium or high risk product visit the government’s Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

You can find out more about the council’s port health team, along with a list of their latest notices and charges, here.

Contact details:

Portsmouth Port Health Authority
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2AL

Tel: 023 9268 8653

Email: porthealth@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

 

 

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