Forestry Commission logo

Request an import inspection

Importers must notify us of their intention to land controlled material at least 3 days before the intended date of landing. Notification of landing is a statutory requirement. Failure to comply may result in a fine and will almost certainly result in a delay in clearing your consignment.

Please complete a timber inspection request form and submit it to your local inspector,  or send it by email to the Plant Health Service.

Relevant material may not be landed unless advance notice is given to an inspector at least four working hours beforehand for air cargo and at least three working days for any other case.

Last updated: 30th December 2017