Import pre-notifications

An import pre-notification needs to be submitted to Port Health in advance of the goods arriving in the UK from 1st January 2022. These are completed at health certificate level. We have access to the DEFRA linked systems to make these pre-notifications on your behalf, in addition to the customs import entry. 

A health certificate confirms the product meets the health requirements of the UK. It must accompany the consignment during its passage. Products of animal origin and live animals require the consignment to be inspected by an Official Veterinarian in order to verify that the consignment’s contents meet the health requirements of the UK. An individual health certificate is required for each species/type of product.

Private Health Attestations

For exports into the EU, we are able to complete Private Health Attestations for certain shelf stable composite products, avoiding in certain circumstances the need to obtain a health certificate. 

We are also able to complete analysis on your products to confirm which would be covered by Private Health Attestations, and which would still need to follow more formal export documentation procedures. 

Live Animals

Our team have particular expertise in the import and export of live animals including cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. These movements include commercial sales, charity adoptions and movements for personal use. 


senior customs supervisor

Ben undertakes the import clearances for some of our key accounts and is often the first point of contact for HMRC & Border Force. Ben is fluent in English & Polish.

Senior customs supervisor

Kat specialises in import clearances with multiple origins, deferment and FAS payments and complex products such as live animals and shellfish. Kat is fluent in English, Slovak and Polish

Senior Customs broker

Jaime supports the import clearance team and completes declarations for CFSP supplementary declarations. Jaime is fluent in English and Spanish