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International trade: Imports - Border Inspection Posts (BIPs)

The tables below list the Border Inspection Posts (BIPs) which are approved to carry out veterinary checks on imports of live animals and products of animal origin from third countries.

A list of Divisional Veterinary Managers (DVMs) responsible for BIPs is available.

General guidance on entry points for CITES specimens and EU BIPs is available on the Europa website.


UK BIPs for products of animal origin

BIP Approved for carrying out checks on:
Belfast Airport Packaged animal products not intended for human consumption which are imported under ambient and chilled temperatures.
Belfast Port Frozen animal products for human consumption.
Frozen animal products not intended for human consumption.
Bristol Port Animal products for human consumption at frozen and ambient temperatures only.
Animal products not intended for human consumption which are imported under ambient temperatures.
East Midlands Packaged chilled animal products for human consumption.
Packaged Animal products for human consumption imported at ambient temperatures Packaged animal products not intended for human consumption imported at ambient temperatures.
Falmouth All products for human consumption.
Felixstowe All animal products for human consumption.
Animal products not intended for human consumption at frozen and ambient temperatures only.
Gatwick Airport Packaged animal products for human consumption.
Packaged animal products not intended for human consumption.
Glasgow Airport Suspended
Grimsby-Immingham Frozen animal products for human comsumption.
Heathrow Packaged animal products for human consumption.
Packaged animal products not intended for human consumption.
Hull All animal products for human consumption.
Animal products not intended for human consumption at ambient temperatures.
Invergordon Processed animal proteins only.
Liverpool All packaged animal products for human consumption
All packaged animal products not intended for human consumption
Manchester Airport Packaged animal products for human consumption.
Packaged animal products not intended for human consumption.
Peterhead Frozen packaged fishery products only.
Southampton All animal products for human consumption.
All animal products not intended for human consumption.
Stansted Airport Packaged animal products for human consumption imported at ambient temperatures.
Packaged animals products not intended for human consumption imported at ambient temperatures.
Thamesport All packaged animal products for human consumption
All packaged animal products not intended for human consumption
Tilbury All animal products for human consumption.
Animal products not intended for human consumption at frozen and ambient temperatures only.

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UK BIPs for live animals

Border Inspection Post Live Animals Remarks
Name Type Ungulates (1) Registered Equidae (2) Other Animals
Gatwick
Airport
- - Yes -
Heathrow
Airport
Yes Yes Yes -
Manchester
Airport
- - Yes Fish, Reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians only.
Stansted
Airport
Yes Yes    
Prestwick
Airport
Yes Yes    

(1)  Ungulates include cattle, swine, sheep and goats, deer, alpaca, llama and other wild and domestic cloven hoofed animals and solipeds.

(2)  As defined in Directive 90/426/EEC on health conditions governing the movement of equidae and their import from third countries.

(3)  Not a Border Inspection Post for any species of animals specified in the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974, as amended by the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals (Amendment) Order 1994.

 

Page last modified: 14 February, 2011