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Brexit - HM Government Guidance - The fisheries sector and preparing for EU Exit

We have over 30 years experience handling frozen, chilled and ambient products and are experts in food commodities for both human and animal consumption.

2001 saw the advent of computerisation for declaring certain food products to Port Health through ‘TRACES’ which was consequently incorporated into our own operating procedures.

Today we handle:
  • All animal carcasses, cuts of meat and by products.
  • All fish, crustaceans, molluscs and by products.

We have established relationships with all UK B.I.P.s (Border Inspection Posts) - Felixstowe, Thamesport, Tilbury, London Gateway, Southampton, Liverpool and are able to work through any B.I.P.

What can we do for you?

We help meat and fish importers and other shipping agents in the UK comply with the myriad of Port Health and Customs regulations surrounding these trades. We keep our customers fully informed throughout the clearance process and have flexible haulage in place to ensure that deliveries are effected as soon as Port Health release and Customs clearance are obtained.

Statutory Obligations

  • Notification of arrival must be made 48 hours prior to vessel arrival.
  • All details must be submitted to B.I.P.s electronically using the TRACES system.
  • Each declaration will be issued with a control reference.
  • On receipt we then produce a physical C.V.E.D. (Common Veterinary Entry Document).
  • The C.V.E.D. must be lodged with the authorities 48 hours before cargo arrival.
  • Every consignment must be presented for physical examination.
  • Examination may be full, door inspection or seal check.
  • Documents required for presentation; Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Health Certificate, Catch Certificate (wild fish products) and Bill of Lading.
  • Any failure to comply with these statutory obligations may result in the cargo being refused entry into the EU. It is very important that those involved have a full understanding and experience of these requirements.

Meat Import Guidelines (all animal carcasses, cuts of meat and by products)

  • Documents to be presented; Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Health Certificate, C.V.E.D., Bill of Lading.
  • All meat products are subject to licence controls.
  • C.E.D. controls applied to determine if products are fit for human consumption.
  • AGRIM licences are issued which give specific guidance of duty payable.
  • The EU applies differing levels of control depending on the country of origin. The level of control required for each country determines what documents must be presented.

Grange Shipping has a proven track record in supplying the high standards of service required by the Meat Trade.
Frozen Foods Meat Customs Clearance

Fish Import Guidelines (Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs and by products)

  • Documents to be presented; Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Health Certificate, C.V.E.D., Bill of Lading.
  • Categorised into two groups – either ‘Farmed’ or ‘Wild’.
  • Wild products will always require a ‘Catch Certificate’.
  • Shrimps, Prawns etc., require additional analytical reports.
  • Fish products from China require additional reporting.
  • C.E.D. control is applied to certain products to determine quality for human consumption.

Grange Shipping has an exemplary record in delivering the high level of service required by this demanding market.

Frozen Foods Seafood Customs Clearance

Please contact us to find out how our expertise can help your business today.</</