transportation of seafood products, live animals and plants
All types of goods designated below are subject to sanitary and phytosanitary checks (SPS). Vehicles must pass throughSIVEP (Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service) on disembarking at the port of Calais, the point of entry into the European Union.
Drivers must carry in their vehicles the sanitary certificates relating to the goods transported.
- Live animals
- Animal products (meat, seafood, dairy products, egg products, honey...)
- Animal products not intended for human consumption
- Animal feed
The nature of SIVEP controls:
- Documentary (verification of sanitary or phytosanitary certificate information and other documents (invoice, delivery note...): systematic regardless of the goods
- Identity (verification that the batch corresponds to the information of the sanitary or phytosanitary certificate: systematic for live animals, random on other goods, more or less thorough depending on the level of risk
- Physical (samples for analysis, taking temperature, visual examination etc): systematic on live animals, random on other products, more or less thorough depending on the level of risk.
THE DRIVER MUST PASS THROUGH THE SIVEP PLATFORM BEFORE LEAVING THE PORT OF CALAIS.
The customs status will systematically be ORANGE SIVEP.
SPECIFIC CASE: TRANSPORTING SEAFOOD PRODUCTS
Cargoes of seafood products must be accompanied by the corresponding sanitary certificates (on board the vehicle or trailer).
A systematically "green" customs status will be assigned to the cargo during the crossing.
Upon disembarkation, the driver will have to go for the sanitary and phytosanitary checks at the SIVEP in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Drivers will not be able to deliver their goods without first having passed through the SIVEP controls.
SIVEP AT BOULOGNE-SUR-MER
105 Rue de Constantine
Opening times: 5.00 am to 1.00 pm (French time)
Outside these times, drivers must call +33 (0)7 62 67 74 12 before going there.
The local representative of the customs broker (RDE) will arrange the checks or physical inspection of the goods.
Drivers must follow their instructions before leaving the SIVEP platform.
More info: Sanitary and phytosanitary controls.pdf
TRANSPORT OF LIVE ANIMALS
Live animals must have been identified beforehand in the european tool "TRACE NT" (TRAde Control and Expert System) and have obtained a Sanitary Certificate (SC) by the UK authorities.
On arrival at the port of Calais, a passage through the animal station is mandatory for realize borders sanitary and phytosanitary controls. Make an appointment is necessary.
Types of concerned animals:
- Horses: 1 appointment per vehicule or per horse depending on the case (more information concerning equidae)
- 1 day old chicks: 1 appointment per batch
- Domestic carnivores (dogs, cats, ferrets): 1 appointment per batch of animals
opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM (local hours)