SMUGGLED MEAT FROM CAMEROON ENTERING UK

On 11th April, British International Freight Association reported that in recent months there have been a number of cases of smuggled meat of ungulates (e.g. goat meat) being concealed in consignments of frozen vegetables from Cameroon. Such undeclared consignments represent a serious danger to animal health from the introduction of foot and mouth disease into the UK/EU and it has proved necessary to incinerate all the contents of the shipping container to eliminate the risk. In such cases the import agent could be liable for the costs of destruction, it warns.

https://www.bifa.org/news/articles/2018/apr/port-health-update-smuggled-meat-from-cameroon?l=y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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