Import Guidance

This section of the website provides guidance on various types of import and procedures.

Ashford Port Health began online IUU documentary checks on the 7 June 2021. View guidance on IUU. 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.

If you need operational advice in relation to importing goods from the European Union, please refer to the Border Operating Model.

Please keep checking this page for further guidance as we begin to conduct more checks from 1 January 2022.

>> Log in or Register for PHILIS DES to complete your COI/IUU pre-notification


DEFRA has released the dates of its training webinars that are aimed at Traders / Import Agents importing POAO, Animal By-products, composites, etc from the EU. Details / Enrolment can be found here