Import controls and bans

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Plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong

Specific conditions and procedures for the import of polyamide and of melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the China and Hong Kong

Import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan

Controls on imports of food and feed from certain regions of Japan where production of feed and food could be affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Import ban on jelly sweets

There are restrictions within the EU on the additives permitted in certain jelly confectionery because there is a risk of choking.

Kava-kava import ban

Kava-Kava, a member of the pepper family, is  a traditional herbal remedy for the treatment of anxiety.

Imports of products of animal origin from China

Products of animal origin can be imported into the European Union from China as long as they comply with specific animal and public health conditions.

Rice products from China

Rice products originating in or consigned from China (and including other products which may consist, contain or be produced from rice) can only enter the UK through specific ports and airports.

Imports of food and feed following the accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station

The Regulation applies to food, including minor food, and feed within the meaning of Article 1 of Regulation (Euratom) 2016/52.