Surveillance of consumer goods imported via the Port of Felixstowe

The Trading Standards Import Surveillance Team works as part of the OPSS Product Safety at Ports and Borders Programme.

The team is a Market Surveillance Authority and are responsible for ensuring that consumer goods imported via Felixstowe comply with product safety laws. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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About the Import Surveillance Team

Our import surveillance team carries out examinations of high risk consumer products arriving in the UK via the Port of Felixstowe.

Information for Importers and Agents

If you receive a notification on CHIEF, you need to send documentation to the Border Referral Team.

Guidance for importing toys

The Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 set out the legal requirements for the safety of new toys supplied by a business.

Guidance for importing e-scooters

Manufacturers, their representatives, and importers must ensure that e-scooters meet the requirements of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.

Guidance for importing electrical equipment

Electrical equipment is required to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.

Guidance for importing cosmetic products

Check what you need to do to import cosmetic products into Great Britain.