Import risk categories for POAO products

From 31 October 2023, to import animal products from the EU into Great Britain, you’ll need to: find the Target Operating Model (TOM) risk category for the commodity you’re importing follow the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules for that import risk category

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There are 3 TOM categories :

  • low
  • medium
  • high

Please use TOM risk categories for animal product imports from the EU to Great Britain  to find about TOM risk categories for POAO and ABPs.

Please check your  Commodity  Code for  Risk category HERE


It is time to start conversations with your EU supplier  or UK buyer  about  who is responsible for what:

  • VET- who will provide   you with vet checks and  what timings  they be at loading site. This varies by country and by suppliers size - please discuss and let  Transporters know.
  • How will you handle your Traces account to raise an EXPORT HEALTH CERTIFICATE
  • Are you ready for IPAFFS in order to be able to add Export Health Certificate  to the pre-advise 
  • Cost of the Inland border facility  Goods check

Currently, we do not know the cost of the Border Facilities will be charged, we are advised  the costs will be charged £23-£43 with a potential £10 discount for  low risk categories. This , however is not fully published and is subject to review. We will update  any further information once known.

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