Ashford Borough Council

Aerial view of Ashford Port Health site being constructed

Welcome to the Ashford Port Health website.

The Sevington Inland Border Facility (IBF) is currently under construction, when completed Ashford Borough Council will provide a Port Health Service at this facility. This will be from 1 January 2022.

From 7 June 2021 the Port Health Service has started to undertake documentary checks on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) being imported to Great Britain through the Eurotunnel, from the EU, EEA or EFTA.

If you are an importer of fish via the Eurotunnel we advise you to contact, porthealth@ashford.gov.uk and a member of the administrative team will provide you with help and guidance in how to prepare for the process of importing.

IUU imports from any other countries that have transited across the EU must arrive at a point of entry with a designated BCP. The Sevington site is currently not yet a designated BCP, but will be in the near future.

View government poster with directions to the site and translations [pdf] 520KB.

DEFRA have developed this EU-GB Trader Showcase (via Dropbox) - a one-stop-shop for key information, documents and assets available for you to download and share with your networks and communities. They will be regularly updating this site with new content as it is available. 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have a query.