Ashford Borough Council

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Welcome to the Ashford Port Health website.

Further to the publication of the BTOM, the Government has recently announced their intention that SPS checks on goods arriving through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel should be undertaken at the BCP located at the Inland Border Facility in Sevington. The requirement to attend the BCP for inspection for some goods will begin in April 2024.

You can also follow the Ashford Port Health LinkedInTwitter and Facebook pages to keep up to date on the latest announcements.

From 7 June 2021 the Port Health Service 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.

Ashford Port Health will continue to provide a service for these checks that are already in place for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) as the requirements for those have not changed. Details for importing fish into GB can be found here

If you are an importer of fish via the Eurotunnel we advise you to contact, 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.