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Commodity codes for shipping SPS Goods to Ireland/Wider EU

As you may be aware, (Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary) goods are ones that we are more than happy to ship, but can take additional time to clear EU & Irish Customs.

As a handy guide please see below a list of goods that may require additional paperwork and/or process or may be goods that you no longer wish to export.

It’s not totally exclusive but is based on our continued learning and experience.

As always, we are here to help and assist, if you have any questions or queries, please contact our UK based Customs Compliance Team on customs@harbourfreight.co.uk.


Commodity codes – descriptions:


01 – Live animals

02 – Meat and edible meat offal

03 – Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, and their derivatives.

04 – Dairy products, bird eggs, natural honey, other products of animal origin.

05 – Products of animal origin; Vegetable products: CN codes from 06 to 14.

15 – Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils; Prepared foodstuffs, beverages in general: CN codes from 16 to 22; 2309 – animal food/feed

25309 – Mineral products (rock salt)

31 – fertilizers

35 – gelatine / rennet / albumin / collagen / peptones etc

3924 – Food contact plastics and articles thereof in general.

Raw hides and skins, leather, and articles thereof: CN codes from 41 to 43.

Wood and articles of wood: CN codes from 44 to 45.

67 – prepared feathers.

84 – gardening/agricultural machinery