With effect from 01-Jan-2015 the charging structure for imported food of animal origin will reduce to a fee of £7.11 per tonne (gross weight). As with previous years Mersey PHA will be maintaining a minimum charge of £43.46.
For all other charges, and support with calculating your costs, please visit the fees page within this website
A cross-government project is underway which will see the existing ALV System (for horticultural/plant products) extended to cover the 3rd country imports that are controlled on TRACES (Trade Control and Expert system).
Table grapes from Peru for pesticide residues at 10% sampling frequency.
Dried apricots from Turkey for sulphites at 10%.
Curry (chilli products) from India (aflatoxins)
Brassica oleracea from China for pesticide residues from 20% to 50%.
If you would like any further information regarding these changes please contact the Authority.
Customer Notices 2014
Automating the release of IUU catch certificates using Box 42 of the CVED
Planned changes totheprocess fornotifying the National Clearance Hub that an IUU documentary check has been completed. The change, introduced from 1st May, had been agreed between MMO, Border Force, HMRC and Defra and is being implemented ahead of the phased roll-outof ALVS.
The processchange will see Port Health staff recording theoutcome of theIUU documentary check on Box 42 of the CVEDP part 2. This change of process will mean that an Agent or Importerwill no longer need to fax a copy of the IUU Certificate to NCH.