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Amendments to HRFNAO controls

Published: 13th February 2024

The amendments to 2019/1793 will come into force 7 March 2024, which seeks to control high-risk food and food not of animal origin (HRFNAO) imported into Great Britain.

IUU Checks and Guidance

Published: 5th February 2024

Wild caught fishery products being imported into Great Britain require IUU checks to be carried out by the Port Health Authority (PHA) at point of entry. These should be notified to us directly on PHILIS and not via your CHEDP notification in IPAFFS.

BTOM - EU Import Requirements

Published: 31st January 2024

31st January 2024 marks the first major implementation phase of the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM).

Border Target Operating Model

Published: 16th January 2024

Information to help businesses prepare for a new approach to importing goods to Great Britain under the Border Target Operating Model.

Weather Impact: Port of Liverpool

Published: 22nd December 2023

Operations on STOP due to high winds.

Christmas Opening Hours

Published: 20th December 2023

Mersey Port Health Authority's office hours for the festive season.

Office Closure

Published: 13th December 2023

Thursday 14th December 12:45pm to 15:30pm

Mersey Port Health supporting free Health and Dental event for Seafarers

Published: 16th October 2023

Officers from Mersey Port Health attended and supported a Free Health and Dental event held on 10th & 11th October at Liverpool Seafarers Centre.

DEFRA announces changes to organic food and feed import requirements

Published: 25th September 2023

DEFRA has announced changes to the Certificate of Inspection (COI) template for organic food and feed imports into Great Britain. A delay to the requirement for COIs from the EU, EEA and Switzerland has also been announced.

A Day in the Life: Routine Boarding Visits

Published: 24th May 2023

Mersey Port Health Authority (MPHA) conduct a risk assessment for each vessel arriving within the jurisdiction of the authority. Once an assessment has been made a boarding visit may be required, these inspections are unannounced so that the officers can see the conditions of the vessel on a normal working day. These inspections are conducted to identify public health risks and determine any potential control measures that may need to be put on vessels to tackle these risks.

The Border Target Operating Model: Draft for Feedback published by the Cabinet Office

Published: 28th April 2023

The proposed timeline for the Border Target Operating Model

MPHA Charges 2023

Published: 27th March 2023

Revised charges commencing April 1st 2023

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