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.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Third Country and EU notice of landing

Third Country and EU notice of landing

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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.

Learn more about fees, payment options, certification and more: importing timber, wood products or bark.

Updates to this page

Published 1 May 2017
Last updated 30 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added updated notice of landing form; the reference to inland place of inspection has been removed.

  2. Removed separate EU and non-EI notification of landing forms and replace with a single form for imports from all countries.

  3. Updated EU Imports Notification form

  4. End of Transition Period update

  5. 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'

  6. Updated notice of landing form.

  7. First published.

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