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Portsmouth announces border control charges

Signage for BCP

From 30 April, as part of changes to import controls under the government’s Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), charges will apply to commercial importers bringing certain animal products, plants and plant products from the EU to the UK.

The port has taken the decision to follow the same charging structure as the government’s inland Border Control Post (BCP) facilities, where a Common User Charge (CUC) will be applied.

Port health and government agencies will be located at Portsmouth’s state-of-the-art BCP to manage Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) inspections of medium to high risk plant, wood and animal products, in specially designed bio-secure examination areas. The CUC applies even if a consignment isn’t selected for SPS checks.

Full details on the CUC at Portsmouth can be found here

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