Import Controls: Ashford

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Flooding, Oceans and Coastal Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average daily number of documentary checks that will be undertaken at Sevington Border Control Point in the next 12 months; and how many and what proportion of these will (a) be physical checks on (i) imported food and (ii) feed commodities and (b) arrive from the (A) Port of Dover and (B) Channel Tunnel.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The formal designation of Sevington can only take place once it has been confirmed that all the requirements of the relevant legislation have been met. Work is ongoing to put everything in place to meet these requirements, and for the designation to take place ahead of the commencement of physical SPS inspections at the end of April.

Import volumes at point of entry or PHA level are not in the public domain and cannot be shared.

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