On the 11th March 2024 representatives from Reids of Norwich attended a tour of the new inland border facility at Sevington.

This visit, facilitated by Freight Forwarders Unsworth Ltd, provided a comprehensive tour of the facility, offering valuable insights into its operations and significance in the evolving landscape of cross-border trade. Among the highlights was the chance to speak with Anthony Baldock, the site director, who gave his thoughts into the operations and strategic vision of Sevington BCP.

Starting 30th April 2024, Sevington BCP will conduct both documentary and physical inspections on specific sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) goods imported from the EU. This includes products of animal and plant origin (POAO). Raw poultry, classified as medium-risk, will be inspected at a cost of £11.00 per tonne, with additional fees for sampling and testing if required. Additionally, a common user charge has been introduced for the commercial transportation of animal products, plants, and plant products into Great Britain.

Common user charge rates
The following rates are charged for each commodity line in a CHED.

Commodity type Imports Transits
Low risk animal products £10 £10
Medium risk animal products £29 £10
High risk animal products £29 £10

More info:
Ashford – Sevington Inland Border Facility

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