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HMRC internal manual

CAP imports

Regulatory control procedures on the importation of residues from the manufacture of starch from maize from the United States of America

Under Commission Regulation 1375/2007, residues from the manufacture of starch from maize (2309 9020), sometimes known as corn gluten, imported into the EU from the USA, are subject to examination and sampling by laboratory analysis if not accompanied by a certificate issued by the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) and a certificate issued by the USA wet milling industry.

If either or both of the certificates are not presented, check with the importer that they definitely do not have them before sending a request for examination and sampling.

A CHIEF profile is set, and imports under this procedure must be notified to:

10th Floor Central
Alexander House

with copies of the:

  • import declaration
  • both accompanying certificates, and
  • RPA import licence.

Member States are required to notify the Commission of all consignments from the USA accompanied by these certificates, on a monthly basis.

For examination and sampling procedures, refer to the Examination and Sampling Good Practice Guide.