list of products needing a CED

The products listed on this page have all been identified by the European Commission as a risk.  Additional import controls are required at the border.  All of these products are required to be accompanied by a CED and often other documentation such as the results of sampling and analysis.  Read more about the import controls.

In many cases it is not just the raw material that is covered, for some controls products containing 20% or more of the controlled product is covered. Advice from the Food Standards Agency is that the controls apply on the products imported regardless of the CN code used for tariff purposes. The risk to public health is dependent on the level of any contaminants present in the product, and this does not change with different CN codes.

 *Please note – the product descriptions used in this table have been summarised.  If your goods are wholly or partly made of any of the specified products you are advised to check the detail of the referenced legislation to find out if import conditions apply.

 Product*RequirementDetails/ Legislation 
ArgentinaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
AzerbaijanHazelnuts & derived productsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
BangladeshBetel Leaves BanTemporary ban on betel (paan) leaves from Bangladesh – Regulation 2014/88
BoliviaGroundnuts/Peanut butterCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
BrazilBlack Pepper (whole) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
 Brazil Nuts in shell and mixtures containing – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/CompositeCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Groundnuts – FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
CambodiaChinese Celery (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
ChinaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Rice & Rice ProductsCED /H-CertRestrictions & import conditions rice & rice products from China – GMOs – Regulation 2011/884
 Tea leaves/bagsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Goji berriesCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annum) crushed or ground – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
Dominican RepublicAubergines (fresh/chilled)CED
High Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
EgyptGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
EthiopiaAll dried spices – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Sesamum Seeds  CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
GambiaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
GeorgiaHazelnuts and Products – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
GhanaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composites – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Palm Oil – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
IndiaBetel LeavesCED/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Regulation 2017/186
 Chilli (Deggi Mirch) (whole, crush, ground)CED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Cayenne PepperCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Curry Leaves (fresh/chilled/frozen/dried)CED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660
 Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 NutmegCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin  Regulation 884/2014
 Okra (bhindi)(fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
 PaprikaCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Peanuts & Products – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Peppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
 Sesame Seeds (Till or Ajonjai)CED/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Regulation 2017/186
 Sesamum SeedsCED/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Regulation 2017/186
 Guar GumCED/H-CertIndian Guar Gum import requirements – Regulation 2015/175
IndonesiaNutmegCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin  Regulation 884/2014
IranPistachios & ProductsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
JapanAll food and feedCED/Declaration/
Possibly Lab Cert
Import controls for food and feed from Japan – Regulation 2016/6
KenyaBeans (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
LebanonTurnips (pickled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
MadagascarGroundnuts and derived products – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
MalaysiaJackfruit (fresh)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
NigeriaWatermelon seeds & Products (Egusi)CED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Dried beansBanProhibition on the import of dried beans originating from Nigeria – Regulation 2015/943
 Sesamum SeedsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
PakistanPeppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
SenegalGroundnuts – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
SerbiaRaspberries (frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
Sierra LeoneWatermelon Seeds & Products (Egusi, Citrulluss spp.) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
Sri LankaPeppers (all capsicum species) – dried roasted crushed or groundCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
SudanGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composites – Food/FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Sesamum SeedsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
SyriaTurnips (pickled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
ThailandPeppers (other than sweet) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
TurkeyApricot Kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Dried ApricotsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
 Dried Figs & derived productsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Hazelnuts & derived productsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Lemons (fresh/chilled/dried)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Pomegranates (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Sweet Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Pistachios & derived productsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
 Vine Leaves (In Brine, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid)CED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660 
 Dried Grapes (raisins/sultanas) – Food CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
UgandaPeppers (other than sweet) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Sesamum SeedsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
United StatesGroundnuts and derived products  – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
 Pistachios (in shell, shelled and roasted) FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
UzbekistanDried Apricots & Apricots, otherwise prepared of preserved FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009
VietnamBasil (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Peppers (other than sweet)(fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Coriander (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Mint (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Okra (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Parsley (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Regulation 669/2009 
 Dragon Fruit (fresh/chilled)CED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660