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Updates

PEACH compatibility mode guidance

We are aware of issues which regard enabling compatibility mode for the PEACH system.

Please find instructions for this at the Microsoft Support Page, and also on the PEACH User Guidance Page.

CHIEF workaround for de-regulated plant produce for Rest of World (RoW) (Updated 08/01/2020)

Due to a technical complication, the CHIEF system is incorrectly flagging that some plant produce requires a phytosanitary certificate which is not currently the case. This issue is being remedied but in the meantime, if you are importing fresh produce from RoW to GB that is flagged as requiring a PHSI Phytosanitary Certificate for de-regulated commodities (See list of deregulated good below) as of 01/01/2021, you will need to submit the following information in your HMRC Customs Entry to enable clearance until further notice.

CHIEF is now accepting XX for N851 (Phytosanitary Certificate) for Imports from RoW to GB.   For Plant Health purposes a country coding e.g. PE (Peru) plus PHC de-regulated goods will be required;

 The CHIEF system will allow the following: 

  • N851 XX PEPHC de-regulated goods

 Please note you will have to submit a JointHCG6i PEACH application for Citrus until further notice due to technical complications in ALVS.

List of deregulated plants and plant products that won't need a PC for import to GB

  

Botanical name and requirement 

 

Common name

 

Fruit of Ananas comosus

Pineapple

Fruits of Actinidia spp. Lindl,

Kiwi

Fruits of Cocos nucifera L

Coconut

Fruit and leaves of Citrus spp. L.

Citrus

Fruit of Fortunella spp. Swingle

Kumquat

Fruit of Poncirus L. Raf

Bitter orange

Fruit of Diospyros spp. L.

Persimmon

Fruits of Durio zibethinus Murray

Durian

Fruits (bolls) of Gossypium spp.

Cotton (bolls)

Leaves of Murraya spp.

Curry leaves

Fruits of Musa spp.

Banana and plantain

Fruits of Mangifera spp. L.

Mango

Fruits of Phoenix dactylifera L.

Dates

Fruits of Passiflora spp. L

Passionfruit

Fruits of Psidium spp.

Guava

CHIEF workaround for plant produce imported from EU>GB

Due to a technical complication, the CHIEF system is incorrectly flagging that some plant produce requires a phytosanitary certificate and or an HMI Certificate of Conformity, which is not currently the case. This issue is being remedied but in the meantime, if you are importing fresh produce from EU to GB that is flagged as requiring either a HMI Certificate of Conformity and / or a PHSI Phytosanitary Certificate you will need to submit the following information in your HMRC Customs Entry to enable clearance until further notice;

CHIEF is now accepting XW for both N002 (HMI Certificate of Conformity) and N851 (Phytosanitary Certificate) for Imports.  GBCON EU Import will be required to be added to the coding for HMI purposes and for Plant Health purposes a country coding e.g FR (France) plus PHC EU Import will be required;

 The CHIEF system will allow the following:

  • N002 XW GBCON EU Import
  • N851 XW FRPHC EU Import

 

The Government’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill has been agreed by Parliament and received Royal Assent, so we will now enter a transition period until 31st December 2020. During the transition period, you should continue to use the current process to trade in plants and plant products with other EU countries as you do now up until the end of 2020 – there are no immediate changes to the process. A letter written by the UK's Chief Plant Health Officer can also be found on the UK's international portal page which was provided to all of the UK's trading partners. For up to date information on how to import and export plants and plant products from the 1st of January 2021, please visit GOV.UK.