From 1st of January 2022 an IPAFFS pre-notification is required for each consignment arriving from the EU containing products of animal origin and animal by-products. Based on the current experience it has identified that there are issues on occasion raising an IPAFFS declaration. Also, there are issues in CHIEF related to the acceptance of IPAFFS notification reference being declared in BOX 44.

We have been advised that if difficulties are encountered raising the IPAFFS declaration, or in linking it with Box 44 of the CHIEF customs declaration, the following process should be followed.

The document status code XW (waiver) should be inserted into box 44 of the CHIEF customs declaration and be used in line with the guidance below:

  • For products subject to Horticulture Marketing Standards – declare doc code N002; status code: XW; licence reference: GBCON; Reason text: ‘EU import’
  • For plants and plant products regulated for plant health purposes – declare doc code N851; status code: XW; licence reference: GBPHC; Reason text: ‘EU import’
  • For live animal imports – declare doc code C640; status code XW; licence reference GBCVD; Reason text: ‘EU import’
  • For high risk food not of animal origin – declare doc code N852; status code XW; licence reference GBCED; Reason text: ‘EU import’
  • For Products of Animal Origin – declare doc code N853; status code XW; licence reference GBCVD; Reason text: ‘EU import’
  • For IUU-caught fish – declare doc code C673; status code XW; licence reference GBIUU; Reason text: ‘EU import’

Note: For CDS users, the licence type entered should be CHD and for HRFNAO the doc code is C678.

The following link contains additional information regarding the correct procedures to be adopted importing POAO:

It is essential that this guidance does not remove the need to complete a pre-notification and advice should be sought from the APHA Service Desk by emailing or calling 03300 416 99 if the process cannot be completed.

Smart Logistics & Brokerage are now looking at setting up our own External Temporary Storage Facility (ETSF) to mitigate potential delays through UK customs. ETSF’s are often located further inland away from the port or frontier.  RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) traffic can exit the port quickly and the customs declarations can be conducted at the ETSF avoiding unnecessary delays.

Smart Logistics & Brokerage to apply for e-Customs module to manage both bonded and free circulation stock, allowing traders and warehouse operators to efficiently manage their customs warehouse and fulfil their compliance and reporting obligations with Customs today and post the Brexit transition period.

With Smart & e-Customs you can:

  • Create stock independently or from an import declaration.
  • Create import declarations or appropriate periodic reports based on outbound orders / removals.
  • Use smart picking to ensure the most duty efficient stock is picked.
  • Handle stock amendments and adjustments.
  • Integrate with ERP / Commercial Systems or manual.

Customs Warehousing functionality is available in multiple countries.

In the UK we also offer a standard Excise Warehousing solution to:

  • Create stock independently or from an Import or EMCS movement.
  • Link from EMCS receipt to existing stock or create stock.
  • Create EMCS movements from Excise removals.
  • Create and Submit W1, W5 returns and submit via ATWD.
  • Integrate with ERP / Commercial Systems or manual.

Smart logistics to apply for BRC Food standards accreditation, Smart Logistics already use a Quality Management System based on the BRC global standard.