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Trading Advice Importing

Please feel free to print as many of the following briefings as you require. They are all available in webpage and pdf versions:

Importing Products of Animal Origin into the UK
Webpage version or pdf version (210KB PDF Icon)

This briefing gives you basic information about the procedures and documentation you must comply with to import products of animal origin into the UK.

Importing Goods of Organic Origin - Certificate of Inspection
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It gives you basic information about the requirement for a Certificate of Inspection (CoI) for products of organic origin imported into the UK. The procedures outlined in this information sheet have been introduced by European Legislation and took effect from 1st November 2002. Without an endorsed CoI imported produce may not be marketed as "organic". In the UK the organic certifying bodies will regularly audit importers on whether an endorsed CoI has been obtained. Failure to comply with the requirement may result in fines or imprisonment.

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