26 Jun 2023
Last year, Defra paused the transition from the imports system PEACH to the new imports system, Import of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) to develop further functionality to improve their service. DEFRA have now added CSV File Upload and a search functionality for Genus and Species to support the creation of a pre-notification for submitting notifications, with further functionality to follow in the coming months.
You can now register and begin to submit notifications via IPAFFS.
Please note, if you are submitting a notification for the first time and do not currently have a PEACH account, you must register with IPAFFS now, as from 28 July you will not have the option to register a new account with PEACH.
You must register to IPAFFS with a UK address as traders must legally be a UK entity to import into the UK. If you do not have a UK address, you can register using a UK proxy address. Guidance on how to do this can be found on the Plant Health Portal.
To support the transition from PEACH to IPAFFSx, Defra will be holding weekly 1-hour training sessions. Register for a time that suits you via the links below.
Wednesday 28th June Register here
Wednesday 5th July Register here
Wednesday 12th July Register here
Wednesday 19th July Register here
Wednesday 26th July Register here
If you have questions or require support, please contact APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) via your Local Plant Health Inspector or on 0300 100 0313
26 Jun 2023