Notify the Forestry Commission about a timber import

You or your appointed import agent must complete a notice of landing form so you can arrange an inspection of your imported timber, if necessary.


Notification of landing form (EU and non-EU countries)

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To land timber, wood products or bark you must give advance notice to a forestry inspector of at least:

  • 4 working hours for air cargo and ‘roll-on-roll-off’ freight
  • 1 working day for any other case

Notification of landing and import inspection is a statutory requirement. If you fail to comply, you may get a fine, and the clearing of your consignment will be delayed.

For more information on fees, payment options, certification and more, read importing timber, wood products or bark.

Published 1 May 2017
Last updated 8 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Removed separate EU and non-EI notification of landing forms and replace with a single form for imports from all countries.

  2. Updated EU Imports Notification form

  3. End of Transition Period update

  4. The following forms have been added to this page: 'Notice of landing of relevant material required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1013 [ Article 1(1) ]', 'EU goods notice of landing form', 'Non-EU third country notice of landing form'

  5. Updated notice of landing form.

  6. First published.