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 enter through Tees Port. However, they must be:

  • pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS

There will be no fees or charges between January 2022 and June 2022 for EU POAO imports.

POAO imports from 1 July 2022

All POAOs and certain Animal By Products (ABPs) must enter GB at an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP from 1 July 2022. Teesport is in the process of building additional infrastructure, and increasing staffing resources, and is anticipated to be an approved BCP ready for 1 July 2022.

Check if your product must be imported through a point of entry with an appropriate BCP by looking for the CN code for your product in:

Certain ABP goods must:

  • be accompanied by a health certificate if available – if there is no health certificate for your commodity, contact APHA as goods may be able to travel under licence and a commercial document
  • be pre-notified by the importer using IPAFFS
  • enter at an established point of entry with an appropriate BCP so they’re available for documentary, identity and physical checks

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

A fee will be required to be paid prior to release of your consignment.

POAO Fees and Charges

Charges are applied per IPAFFS CHED-P declaration and weight of consignment.

Product of Animal Origin 
Up to 6 tonnes£50.00
>6 to <46 tonnes£8.00 per tonne
>46 tonnes£370.00

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