Q.2 We are experiencing regular issues on fish exports where the published tariff, Government guidance and CHIEF expectations are in conflict. This is resulting in incorrect statements having to made with the entry to get the export cleared. When will these issues be resolved?
A. Thank you for raising this. We have escalated with our CHEIF/DEFRA teams and will update.
Where traders were seeking to complete import declarations on CHEIF (not using the deferred declarations option), the system was expecting DEFRA certification which is not required in the January-April period.
CHEIF has now been amended to accept a waiver and DEFRA have issued guidance on their Plant Health Portal
on GOV.UK as follow