All consignments of organic produce imported from a third country into the UK must be accompanied by a Certificate of Inspection that is issued by a certification body in the country of origin. You must pre-notify the Port Health Authority at least 24 hours prior to the goods arriving.
EU Organic import controls will commence from January 2022
Certificate of Inspection
When importing organic products into the UK from countries outside the European Union a Certificate of Inspection must be produced by the inspection body in the third country from which the imported goods originate. The original certificate must be presented to River Tees Port Health Authority.
If the Port Health Authority confirms its validity, the certificate of inspection will be endorsed and the goods can go to customs for final clearance to move into free circulation.
Organic Fees and Charges
There is a flat rate of £45.00 agreed nationally for endorsement of a Certificate of Inspection.