Defra calls for animal and animal product importers to register on new UK Government import system

18 March 2019, at 12:00am

UK - The IPAFFS system, which will replicate the EU Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) process currently used by importers to notify authorities of imports of animal products, and high-risk food and feed from non-EU countries

Today, Defra has launched IPAFFS; it is now accepting registrations as part of the public beta testing phase. First-time users should register via the GOV.UK start page here.

Our IPAFFS user guidance on has been updated to explain the registration process and helpful ‘how to’ videos published on You Tube – video for registering on IPAFFS as a limited company, as a sole trader, and adding additional users.

The overarching animal imports guidance has also been updated on how to import from the EU after exit with a downloadable import notification form for EU to UK imports now available.

This follows the announcement of the new IPAFFS system in February 2019.