Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.



About the PEACH System

The 'Procedure for Electronic Application for Certificates from the HMI', (PEACH) system has been created for the Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate (HMI), and is used by businesses to apply for certificates of conformity. This electronic procedure is an aid to the efficient clearance of regulated consignments of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables imported into or exported from the EU under regulation 1148/2001.

Services Available

The services for which you can currently apply using PEACH are:

  • Conformity Certificate for Importation into the European Community
  • Conformity Certificate for Exportation from the European Community
  • Import Processing Certificate into the European Community
  • Export Processing Certificate from the European Community