Products of Animal Origin

Tees Port is NOT currently approved for the import of Products of Animal Origin (POAO) from outside the EU, otherwise known as third countries. Any imports will be rejected at the border and you will be required to re-export for entry through an approved Border Control Post (BCP). A list of UK BCP’s approved to import POAO from third countries can be found at

EU POAO Imports from 1 January 2022

From 1 January 2022, POAO imports from the EU can continue to enter through Tees Port. However, they must be:

  • pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

There will be no fees or charges for EU POAO imports.

Please visit for up to date information on importing POAO into the UK.

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