AIMS Live Updates


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Key information and guidance is available on our microsite and on the webpages.


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DEFRA POAO Webinars - November 2021

Please circulate this update to all relevant staff within your business.

New requirements from January 2022 for Importing Products of Animal Origin (POAO) and Animal By-Products (ABP) from the European Union (EU) into Great Britain (GB)


As you’re aware, new requirements for importing products of animal origin and animal by products come into force from 1 January 2022. 


To support you with preparing for these changes, we will be hosting webinars from November 2021. 


These webinars will cover: 


  • New requirements from 1 January 2022 and the steps to undertake to continue importing from the EU

  • Pre-notification and the information you require to pre-notify using the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS). The webinar will also include a step-by-step demonstration of how to complete a pre-notification

  • Updated information on specific policies and commodities 


We have updated our microsite to include FAQs to questions from previous webinars and enquiries we’ve received directly from businesses. Please take some time to look at the microsite ahead of the webinars to check whether your questions have already been answered. 


Products of Animal Origin Click here

Composite Products (including the Composite Decision Tree) Click here

Animal by-Products Click here

Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) Click here


There will be a short Q&A session at the end of each webinar. 

The webinars will take place on: