Be prepared with your IPAFFS documentation before the Brexit regulation comes into effect on 1 January 2022.

As a consequence of Brexit, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has introduced Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS), a new web-based service for the application of documents that ensure the safe entry of selected products into Great Britain.

Originally scheduled to be implemented in Q4, 2021, the system is now coming into effect on 1 January 2022. This means companies only have a few weeks to get ready and need to act now. Being unprepared could severely affect your supply chain as delays at the UK border could put the quality of your goods at risk or prevent consumers from being able to purchase them easily.

Ready already

Replacing the UK’s former system TRACES with IPAFFS may seem like learning a whole new language. For us, it’s second nature as we’ve been handling IPAFFS for imports from non-EU and non-EEA countries for the last year. Our IPAFFS Declarations Service will now be available to companies importing from the EU and the EEA as a part of our comprehensive, strategic customs services.

There’s a lot to look forward to with Maersk Customs Services and KGH:

End to end integration
Better Compliance
By validating the Export Health Certificate for you and pre-notifying border control within the specified timeframe, we help you avoid costly fines
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Risk Mitigation
We manage all communication with authorities, making sure the right information is available at the right place, at the right time
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Seamless Flow of Goods
With experts in both the UK and the EU, we can help you respond to IPAFFS more efficiently, making sure your supply chain experiences no disruptions
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Ease of Doing Business
As your single point of contact for customs services we can add further value by automating data flows and reducing the risk of errors
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Cost Optimisation
With Phase 1 of IPAFFS only weeks away, get started without the need to invest in fixed capacity or extensive training for your staff

Get answers before you begin your IPAFFS journey

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To learn more about how Maersk Customs Services, together with KGH, can help you mitigate risks and keep your goods moving, talk to our experts.

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