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Find out about new fees that UK businesses will need to pay to import food and plants from the EU

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As part of changes to import controls under the Border Target Operating Model, the ‘common user charge’ will be introduced on 30 April 2024 for commercial movements of animal products, plants and plant products through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

You will need to pay the common user charge if you are a UK business importing a consignment of goods that:

  • imports entering Great Britain
  • transits entering and leaving Great Britain

The charge will apply even if the authorities do not select your consignment for SPS checks.

For further information please select the following link: Common user charge: rates and eligibility - GOV.UK

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