Phyto-Sanitary Controls=SPS

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 Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures are designed

to protect humans, animals and plants

from diseases, pests, or contaminants.


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Solstor would like to  share with you useful links to Sanitary and Phytosanitary related subjects.


Export food, drink and agricultural products.

Guidance on importing and exporting animal products

Get an export health certificate

Importing products of animal origin (POAO)

Exporting products of animal origin (POAO)


Importers in to the UK  do not have have to notify enforcement  authorities about imports of the following products until 1 January 2022


  • POAO unless there’s a safeguard measure in place
  • certain low-risk ABP
  • high-risk food or feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO)


From 1 January 2022 Importer into the UK should use IPAFFS to notify enforcement authorities about imports of the following products from the EU and European Economic Area (EEA).


  • live animals
  • germinal products
  • products of animal origin (POAO) under safeguard measures
  • high risk animal by-products (ABP)


Register to IPAFFS


Find out how to register a business or organisation for the IPAFFS service (ODT, 11.9KB).

You must submit your notification in IPAFFS:

  • one working day before your consignment is due to arrive, if it is coming from a non-EU country
  • 24 hours before your consignment is due to arrive, if it is coming from the EU or EEA

Composite food products are for human consumption only.

They contain a mix of:

  • processed products of animal origin (POAO)
  • plant products used as a main ingredient - not just added for flavouring or processing


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Information how to export composite goods to the EU could be found HERE

List of  approved Border Control Points (BCP) EU countries  Contact details of BCPs




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