Stansted Airport Border Inspection Post

The BIP handles livestock and products. Open 24 hours a day


These instructions have been produced by Stansted BIP Ltd, as a guide to Handling Agents, Airlines, Forwarders and Cargo Agents who have consignments of POAO requiring inspection and clearance through the BIP.
For further information on the various aspects of clearing POAO, enquiries should be directed to the appropriate organisation.
A flow chart of the procedures described in this publication is shown in Appendix A.


AWB – Airway Bill

BIP Operator – Stansted BIP Ltd

CVED – Common Veterinary Entry Document

EU – European Union

HMRC – Customs

DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

OVS – Official Veterinary Surgeon

OFI – Official Fish Inspector

POAO – Products of Animal Origin

SSL – Shed Storage Location

TSO – Transit Shed Operator

BIP – Border Inspection Post

UDC – Uttlesford District Council