If you require any assistance using PEACH or would like to report any PEACH technical difficulties please contact the HMI on 0345 607 3224 the hours of operation for the PEACH helpdesk are, 07.00 to 22.00 Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 18.00 Saturday and 09.00 to 14.00 Sunday.
email the Peach mailbox
If you have any questions or problems with the import of Plant Health goods or Invoicing for PHSI charging, please call 0300 100 0313 this is a dedicated imports helpdesk and will be manned 24 hours a day or you can email the PHSI Importers helpdesk mailbox.
Please note If either helpdesk is temporarily unavailable due to matters beyond our control then please leave a message and your enquiry will be dealt with as soon as possible. Occasionally, enquiries may not be dealt with until office hours on the next working day.
Our staff are here to help, and are committed to providing good customer service. We will treat you with respect, and expect you to do the same.
We will not tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour towards our staff, either verbally, physically or in writing, and will take whatever action is necessary (including legal action) against any person who is involved in threatening or abusive behaviour.
Our staff carry devices that can monitor and record abusive behaviour. They can summon support services and the recordings may be used in court proceedings.
The Defra customer service record explains what we do, the standards of service you can expect, and further contact details are available by clicking here.
A contingency plan has been drawn up to explain our policy on the service provision you can expect from the PEACH system in the event of an IT malfunction and can be found by following this link
Payment of Plant Health invoices
Importers are reminded that where they require a purchase order number to be included on their invoice, then they should enter this as part of the PEACH entry in the field Customer Invoice Reference.
Whatever is entered in this field will appear on the clients invoice.
Commodities from Ghana and India
The ban on the export of 5 commodities from Ghana, which was due to expire at the end of 2016, has been reviewed by EU and as a result it is likely to be extended for a further period (possibly a year) but to be decided.
It is proposed to let the current EU legislation suspending the export of 4 products from India expire at the end of 2016.
Further information on these topics can be found here.
Updated commodity codes
Please note that some commodity codes, including those for Bitter Melon and Mangoes have been amended effective 15 September and this may affect some applications.
We have asked our IT support to update the mapping of codes used for PEACH applications and the ALVS system to reflect these changes and this may require a couple of days to put in place.
If you require any help with your applications due to this type of issue, then please contact the relevant helpdesk as described above.
Code for Bonsai trees / particular bonsais
We believe that ther has been a change in the applicable Tariff code on the 1st January 2016, the ALV system has not yet been updated. For help, please contact the Plant Health Imports helpdesk as described above.
A problem with the tariff code for gysophilia, solidago and lisianthus, hypricum, eryngium etc.
The new code 0603197090 is showing at the GOV.UK website: Here
For further help, please contact the APHA Imports helpdesk, as described above.
Correct use of commodity/variety names on PEACH applications
All users are reminded that applications should contain the correct commodity and variety/type names to match the contents of the consignment, otherwise there may be delays to the clearance of consignments.
In particular the use of a trade mark such as 'Early Sweet' on grapes, where the actual variety is 'Grapaes' is not allowed and such applications may be rejected or the consignment actioned on inspection.
If users are unsure of the correct commodity/variety to be used then they should contact the relevant helpdesk as described above.
Updated: 21 November 2016