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, some products containing more than 20% of the controlled product are also covered by import conditions. 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 Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
AzerbaijanHazelnuts & derived productsCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
BangladeshBetel Leaves BanTemporary ban on betel (paan) leaves from Bangladesh – Decision 2014/88
BoliviaGroundnuts/Peanut butter – Food and FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
BrazilBlack Pepper (whole) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Brazil Nuts in shell and mixtures containing – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
    
CambodiaChinese Celery (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
ChinaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Rice & Rice ProductsCED /H-CertRestrictions & import conditions rice & rice products from China – GMOs – Regulation 2011/884
 Tea leaves/bagsCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Goji berries (fresh/chilled/dried)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annum) crushed or ground – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Dominican RepublicAubergines (fresh/chilled)CED
High Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
EgyptGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
EthiopiaAll dried spices – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
GambiaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
GeorgiaHazelnuts and Products – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793 
GhanaGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composites – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Palm Oil – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
IndiaBetel Leaves – FoodCED/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Chilli (Deggi Mirch) (dried, roasted, crushed or ground)CED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Cayenne PepperCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Curry Leaves (fresh/chilled/frozen/dried)CED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Nutmeg (dried) – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Okra (bhindi)(fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 PaprikaCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Peanuts & Products – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesame Seeds (Till or Ajonjai) – FoodCED/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
    
 Guar Gum – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of PCP and dioxins – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
IndonesiaNutmeg (dried) – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin  – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
IranPistachios & Products – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
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 – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
LebanonTurnips (pickled) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
MadagascarGroundnuts and derived products – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
MalaysiaJackfruit (fresh)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
NigeriaWatermelon seeds & Products (Egusi) – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II 0f Reg 2019/1793
 Dried beansBanProhibition on the import of dried beans originating from Nigeria – Regulation 2015/943
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
PakistanPeppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
SenegalGroundnuts – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
SerbiaRaspberries (frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Sierra LeoneWatermelon Seeds & Products (Egusi, Citrulluss spp.) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Sri LankaPeppers (all capsicum species) – dried roasted crushed or groundCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
SudanGroundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composites – Food and FeedCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
SyriaTurnips (pickled) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
ThailandPeppers (other than sweet) Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
TurkeyApricot Kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped) – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Dried Apricots and Apricots otherwise prepared and preserved – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Dried Figs & derived products – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Hazelnuts & derived products – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Lemons (fresh/chilled/dried)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pomegranates (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annum) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pistachios & derived products – FoodCED/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Vine Leaves (In Brine, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid) – FoodCED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination – Annex II 0f Reg 2019/1793
 Dried Grapes (raisins/sultanas) – Food CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
UgandaPeppers (other than sweet) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
United StatesGroundnuts and derived products  – Food/FeedCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pistachios (in shell, shelled and roasted) FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
UzbekistanDried Apricots & Apricots, otherwise prepared of preserved FoodCEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
VietnamBasil (holy, sweet)  (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (other than sweet)(fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Coriander (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Mint (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Okra (fresh/chilled/frozen)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Parsley (fresh/chilled)CEDHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Dragon Fruit (fresh/chilled)CED/H-CertControl pesticide contamination – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793