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SPS/POAO goods to GB

February 28, 2024


From 30 April 2024, risk categories concerning control and importation of products of animal origin (POAO) from all countries will be introduced.

Non-EU countries may not send to GB any POAO requiring BCP inspection and shipments sent will be destroyed.

EU countries may only send low-risk POAO to GB; medium and high-risk POAO sent to GB without a licence will not be accepted and will be destroyed. EU countries should check the risk category of POAO prior to sending to GB, ensuring they can be accepted and that accurate descriptions and classifications are used for identification purposes. 

EU origin risk category list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/risk-categories-for-animal-and-animal-product-imports-to-great-britain

EU countries should contact uksps@dhl.com before shipping to confirm acceptance/raise queries.