Moving CITES specimens through the Port of Dover from 1 January 2021

A point of entry and exit for trading or moving CITES specimens from 1 January 2021.

The UK has left the EU

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It'll be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

The UK will continue to comply with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

If you’re moving CITES specimens through Dover Port you’ll need to present your CITES documentation to Border Force for endorsement at Dover Western Docks.

Dover Western Docks address:

Freight Clearance Centre
Lord Warden Square
Western Docks
CT17 9EQ

Signs at the port will direct you to the Freight Clearance Centre.

The Border Force office has a 24 hour service, Monday to Sunday.

Contact Border Force

You can contact Border Force:

Published 24 October 2019