Import pre-notifications

An import pre-notification needs to be submitted to Port Health in advance of the goods arriving in the UK. These are completed at health certificate level. We have access to the 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.


Claire Dalton
customs supervisor

Claire is experienced in completing entries and now helps onboard new clients and manages CHIEF entry testing and setup. Claire also manages our AEO compliant procedures and is responsible for regular entry auditing within our customs software, with a focus on maintaining high compliance levels and therefore reducing client risk.

Emma Long
customs entry specialist

Emma brings a wealth of analytical thinking to her role, having just completed a masters degree. She has rapidly built up an excellent understanding of UK import and export customs declarations and systems and also assists with our clients quarterly audit reviews with a view to reporting on potential savings opportunities such as warehousing and IP.


James has 20 years experience working with UK import and export customs declarations across all areas of the tariff. An expert in classification, origin and valuation with a background in commercial importing James brings a comprehensive knowledge in completing accurate customs declarations and enabling smooth custom clearances with HMRC.