Guidance

Approval and operation of Plant Health Inspection Facilities at Place of First Arrival if there's no Brexit deal

How facilities for plant health controlled commodities imported into England and Wales from non-EU countries via roll on roll off terminals can get designation if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

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This guide explains:

  • how to request approval for your site to operate as a Place of First Arrival (PoFA)
  • how to operate your PoFA site
  • the site requirements for a PoFA
  • plant health site inspections and enforcement

The manual relates to the approval and operation of facilities designated as Places of First Arrival (PoFA) for plant health controlled commodities imported into England and Wales from non-EU countries via roll on roll off (RoRo) terminals in a no-deal scenario.

Published 19 December 2018
Last updated 12 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added a document explaining the PoFA process for wood and timber products.
  2. a mistake corrected in how Welsh legislation was referred to
  3. changed 7.2 to Dunnage and solid wood packaging material (WPM) must be ISPM15 compliant. Compliant WPM does not require further inspection or treatment non-compliant WPM requires remedial action. It was: ISPM 15 compliant timber packaging/dunnage does not require further inspection or treatment if it is stored separately from other imported timber packaging/dunnage.
  4. First published.