Imports of Sanitary & Phytosanitary Goods (SPS) into Newhaven

From 31st January 2024, importers and import agents must use IPAFFS to pre-notify the UK authorities before the following goods arrive from EU and non-EU countries:

  • live animals (not permitted via Newhaven unless domestic pets)
  • germinal products
  • animal by-products (ABP)
  • high-risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO)
  • products of animal origin (POAO)
  • composite food products
  • **medium and high-risk plants and plant products



Pre-notifications will be assessed via IPAFFS and may result in Documentary, Identity and/or physical inspections of the goods at the UK border. Importers and their agents will be notified of the inspection requirements for their goods, and this information must be passed to their haulier.

Newhaven are currently going through the BCP designation process and have applied to receive POAO, ABP, PNOA, HRFNOA, P&PP, OO and WP.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.
Inspection operating hours will depend on the relevent inspecting agency. Contact details below.

**Plant & Plant Products can be inspected at an alternative Control Point after arriving via Newhaven Plant imports: authorised border control posts in the UK - GOV.UK (

For Newhaven (once designated), the physical checks will be carried out at:

Newhaven Border Control Post  

Dock Gate 4

McKinlay Way

East Quay

Newhaven Harbour

East Sussex

BN9 0BN.


Route from Newhaven Ferry Port to Newhaven BCP 

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BCP Operator:

Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd

Admin Office

East Quay


BN9 0BN. (not yet activated)

01273 612926


Port Health Authority - (POAO, PNOA, ABP, HRFNAO, germinal, composite):

Newhaven Port Health Authority                                        

Lewes District Council                                

1st Floor                                         

Newhaven Ferry Terminal                                       

Railway Approach                                       


BN9 0DF.

01273 471600


Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) – (Plant & Plant Products).

Address: APHA, 1st Floor, Building 4, Heathrow Boulevard, 284 Bath Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0DQ.


Imports Helpdesk: 0300 1000 313 (Opt. 1)




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