All consignments of organic produce imported from a third country into the UK must be accompanied by a Certificate of Inspection. You must pre-notify the Port Health Authority at least 24 hours prior to the goods arriving.

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 certificate must be emailed to River Tees Port Health Authority.

Once 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

Document Check

There is a flat rate of £45.00 is due prior to release of your consignment for endorsement of a Certificate of Inspection.

Non-compliance fee

If your consignment fails its documentary check a fee of £137.79 is applied

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