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Grimbsy and Immingham Port Update - Border Control Posts

The Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affairs would like to assure traders that they can continue to import via Grimsby and Immingham as they can currently.

Associated British Ports (ABP) circulated a letter on 13th June 2022, announcing their decision to close Grimsby Border Control Post (BCP) on 30th June 2022 and their current intention not to open the new BCP that has been constructed in Immingham.

DEFRA are working at speed, together with the North East Lincolnshire Council Port Health Authority, to put in place BCP facilities to maintain continuity of all necessary import controls at the Grimsby / Immingham Port.

They have taken this swift action because they recognise the huge importance to Grimsby and the surrounding area of seafood imports, including those coming from rest of world countries for which border controls must be applied before these goods can be imported into Great Britain.

DEFRA are also aware that there is a significant volume of consignments already in transit to Grimsby and Immingham. Trade that would have been directly and imminently affected by the ABP's decision will now be able to continue.

Should anyone have any questions or queries about this in the meantime, please emailĀ traders@defra.gov.uk

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