Guidance

UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports

Find an approved UK Border Control Post (BCP) to check the animals, animal products or high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin in your consignment.

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Most consignments of animals, animal products and products of non-animal origin from non-EU countries must come through a Border Control Post (BCP), previously known as a Border Inspection Post (BIP).

You must:

  • tell the BCP about your consignment in advance - if you don’t you may be charged an additional fee or your checks could take longer
  • make sure the BCP you’re using is designated to check your shipment’s commodity

Use this list to check you’re using the right BCP, and to find its contact details.

This list includes:

  • live animal BCPs
  • animal products BCPs
  • products of non-animal origin BCPs

Port operators interested in building new or modifying existing border control posts should email:

BCP operators must meet infrastructure, equipment and documentation requirements.

Published 24 January 2019
Last updated 22 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added contact details for port authorities interested in building new or modifying existing border control posts.

  2. First published.