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CDS Changes for Imports of Animal Origins and Animal By-products

Following a number of enquiries received from Members on the 1st of February related to issues with certain SPS declarations submitted in CDS, BIFA has initiated an investigation and received the following update from the Government.

Please see below the received verbatim message:

A recent change has been implemented into the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) tariff affecting imports of products of animal origin (POAO) and animal by-products (ABP) from the EU (not including the Republic of Ireland). 

Importers of these products should have been making pre-notifications on the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) since January 2022 and including references from IPAFFS in the customs declarations for these goods.   

This is now required and to ensure your movements are not disrupted you should make these pre-notifications on IPAFFS and include the reference from your pre-notification in your customs declaration. For further information visit customs declarations completion requirements or the online tariff

If you’ve already pre-lodged your declaration, you should amend it before the goods arrive in the UK to include the correct pre-notification reference from IPAFFS. 

If you've pre-lodged your declaration and your goods have already arrived in the UK, you will need to re-submit your declaration with the correct pre-notification reference. 


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