Import Controls

Certain products brought into the UK are subject to controls at the point of entry. These controls are in place to protect animal and public health. In essence, food must be safe to eat, and this means all processes within the food chain, including animal feed, food, and food contact materials.

Our Port Health Officers carry our checks at the port to ensure all imported food and feed, and food contact materials comply with current EU and UK regulations.

Click on the drop down menu to find out whether your import is subject to specific controls at the port, or contact us for more information.

Fees and Charges

You can download a list of our fees and charges here.

Pre-notification Requirements (at least 24 hours prior to arrival)

You can pre-notify Plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong, Organics, and IUU on Philis DES (Document Entry System).

You can also pre-notify the service of your consignment via our email

If we require submission of original copies of documents where these are required by legislation, please post them to:

River Tees Port Health Authority
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT

Please send any correspondence directly to this address.

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