POAO Charges 01/01/19 - 29/03/19

A change in the value of the pound has resulted in a decrease in charges for imports of Products of Animal Origin for the beginning of 2019.
The charges for imports requiring a CVED are set out in EU Law.  SCPHA apply the minimum charge that is permitted.
Schedule of Charges for Imports of Products of Animal Origin
Applicable from 1st January - 29th March 2019
These charges will apply to all consignments from vessels berthing after midnight on 31st December 2018. This charge will only apply until 29th March 2019 (inc). The rate to be applied from 30th March 2019 when we will have left the EU will be confirmed to us at a later date. At present we have no information as to when we will be notified of this new rate.
1. All imported products:

  • Consignments up to 6 tonnes are subject to a minimum charge of £49.36 per consignment.
  • Additional tonnage between 7-46 tonnes £8.07 per tonne.
  • For consignments over 46 tonnes a maximum charge of £376.91 per consignment.
2. For products which transit through the community:

  • Minimum fee of £26.93 increased by £13.47 per quarter of an hour for every member of staff involved in the controls.
3. All products of animal origin from New Zealand:

  • Consignments up to 6 tonnes are subject to a minimum charge of £38.26 per consignment.
  • Consignments between 7 and 46 tonnes £6.26 per tonne.
  • Consignments over 46 tonnes are subject to a maximum charge of £292.55 per consignment.
Calculating the Charge

Council Regulation 882/2004 sets minimum harmonised charges in euros which must be charged by Border Inspection Posts (BIP) for checks on Products of Animal Origin at import.

  • The legislation lays down the charge in euros each year.
  • The exchange rate is set at the rate published in the C Series Official Journal published in September of the preceding year. 
  • The exchange rate for 1st January - 29th March 2019 has been set at 1 = £0.8974, comparatively 2018 was set at 1 = £0.91973. 
  • This means that there is a decrease in the minimum charge.
Applying the charge

  • Charges are based on the gross weight of products rounded up to the next full tonne.
  • There is one set of charges for all imported products except those from New Zealand.
  • The format of the charge remains the same.
Other Charges

Reviews of all other charges will be undertaken between January and March 2019 when further information is received regarding what impact leaving the EU will have on the imposition of charges and how they are calculated. We currently do not have details of the timescale in which such information will be available to us. In light of current information, we expect any new charges to be applied on 30th March 2019. Further details will follow as information becomes available to us.

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