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Infosession about IPAFFS: Import of products, animals, food and feed system

As from 1 October 2021 there will be changes to the import process of certain goods which will be subject to sanitary and phytosanitary controls. Additional requirements must be fulfilled in order to import them to the UK market. 
During our webinar we are pleased to outline on the new requirements and highlight what actions should the Belgian exporters and UK importers take to duly comply with the new requirements


10h00: Welcome & introduction of the speakers

  • By Mrs Petra Van Bouwelen, International Business Development Manager
    Voka – Mechelen-Kempen

10h05:  The implementation, problems & ideas concerning the BE-UK Green lane

  • By Mr Gilles Suply, Advisor EU & International Affairs at Voka- Flanders Chamber of Commmerce & Industry 

10h15: Presentation about the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) into UK

  • Process of registration
  • What type of goods are involved?
  • Mandatory Health Certificates: for which products? Where to find?
  • Any other mandatory requirements for specific sanitary goods
  • Documentary and physical inspection
  • UK import quota on EU products?
  • Changes as from 1 January 2022 (BCP)
  • Import of pallets, requirements
  • A short word on food labelling changes (FSA)

By Mr Jack Tilbury - Business Readiness Lead: EU-GB Import of Animals & Animal Products. He is Defra’s business readiness lead for EU-GB Import of Animals & Animal Products. His responsibilities include engaging and communicating with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware of the changes for EU exports of animals and animal products to Great Britain.

By Mrs Vicky Clarke - Plant Health: Imports Delivery Lead, Biosecurity Borders and Trade Programme – She is Defra’s Delivery Policy Lead for imports of plant and plant products, particularly focusing on GB import policy following the end of transition . Her responsibilities also include engaging and communicating with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware of the changes for EU exports plants and plant to Great Britain.

11h00:    What type of certificates and licenses are required from Belgian side?

  • How to apply and complete health certificates for exports from BE?
  • By Mr Leslie Lambregts, director International Affairs at FASFC - Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain

11h35:  Q&A 

  • Moderation by Mrs Petra Van Bouwelen

12h00:  End of the webinar

Target group

General managers, commercial managers, export managers, export staff involved in importing live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin into Great Britain.

In cooperation with

Vlaio Mercurio




Thursday September 16th, 2021
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Online via Zoom (You'll receive the Zoom link by mail)

Extra info

Het is op dit moment niet mogelijk om te registreren voor deze activiteit.


Om privacyredenen geven we mee dat op dit event mogelijk beeldmateriaal wordt gecreëerd - in vorm van foto en/of film - dat nadien via Voka-mediakanalen kan worden gebruikt.