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DEFRA - New import controls now Live

DEFRA - The Border Target Operating Model – Compliance and Enforcement Approach January 31 to April 30 2024

The UK model health certificates that have been amended with the changes that were published in October/December 2022 and are now active and available for use.

Statement on the introduction of planned import controls on EU goods from July 2022

Import controls on EU goods planned from July will not be introduced in 2022. The controls that have already been introduced remain in place

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DEFRA - New Import Controls for Animal Products

Following the introduction of pre-notification on 1 January 2022 for most animal products, we want to start providing businesses with information ahead of further import controls being introduced from July.
To help you prepare, we will be running a series of webinars and Q&A sessions that will provide detailed information on the steps you need to take to continue importing animal products from the EU. You have the opportunity to submit up to three questions when you register and we will aim to cover these in the webinar.
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New EU regulation 2002/384 from 4 March 2022 - amending third country lists

EU regulation 2022/384 was published on March 4th (amending EU regulation 2011/142) in regards to the “adaptation of the lists of third countries”, territories or zones thereof from which the entry into the Union of animal by-products and derived products is permitted.
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Reminder – IPAFFS pre-notification required for animal products from European Union (EU) into Great Britain (GB)

From January 2022, you must pre-notify your consignment via IPAFFS

From 1 January 2022, all Products of Animal Origin (POAO), Animal By-Products (ABP) and High Risk Foods Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) consignments need to be pre-notified on the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).
If you haven’t done so already, please register for IPAFFS. A training video and guidance on how to create and complete a pre-notification on IPAFFS is available.
To register to use the IPAFFS system traders will need to set up a Government Gateway account and create a Defra account for the IPAFFS service.
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Information concerning the activation of the DOCOM module in TRACES-NT and the closure of the DOCOM module in TRACES Classic

The new DOCOM module, to be used for the issuance of commercial documents for certain animal by-products and derived products (ABP) not intended for human consumption and transported within the Union pursuant to Article 17 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, will be activated in TRACES NT on 1 December 2021.

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New Phased Approach to Import Controls for Products of Animal Origin and Animal By-Products from the European Union (EU).

The Border Operating Model has been updated and confirms the UKs approach to import controls from July 2022.
From 1 January 2022, all POAO and ABP consignments need to be pre-notified on the Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS). If you haven’t done so already, please register for IPAFFS on gov.uk. There is information on how to register - video and guidance in the document.
A training video and guidance on how to create and complete a pre-notification on IPAFFS is available. Please review the document for further details .
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New GB Model Certificates Now Available in iRegs!

New Great Britain/United Kingdom (UK) - Health Certificates (REQUIRED AS OF OCT. 1) are now available on United Kingdom IREGs USDA website.
The new GB certificates must be used for shipments to Great Britain, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man for certificates dated on or after October 1, 2021.

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Latest on Importing Animal Products from the European Union into Great Britain

New Timetable for Controls now been delayed to 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022.
  • From 1 January 2022, importers (or a representative acting on their behalf) will be required to pre-notify authorities via IPAFFS that their consignment will be entering Great Britain
  • From 1 July 2022, animal products will need to continue to pre-notify their arrival via IPAFFS

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Update on Animal Health Regulation - Export Health Certificates for the EU DELAYED

“The EU has confirmed a delay to when traders must start to use the new Export Health Certificates (EHCs).
The new Animal Health Regulation (AHR) EHCs were due to be used from 21 August 2021 for goods moved to Northern Ireland or exported to the EU. However, the EU has confirmed a delay to the date the new EHCs must be signed until 15 January 2022. This includes EHCs for all products of animal origin, live animals, germinal products and composite products.
The EU’s proposal will mean that current EHCs signed before 15 January 2022 can be used until 15 March 2022 for goods on route to the EU. Changes to the rules for the certification of composite products which took effect in April 2021 continue to apply”.

Extension to grace period for continued acceptance of EU model health certificates in UK- OV NOTICE

Confirming that on 25th June there was an updated OV notice confirming further extension of the grace period within which time EU model certificates will continue to be accepted for imports of products from non-EU countries from 30th June to 30th September 2021.
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March 12, 2021 - UK News/Defra Provides New Timeline for Border Control Processes on Import of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Goods from the EU   

December 29, 2020 - Defra Webinars Available  

Introduction of Export Health Certificates  (EHCs)
Movement Assistance Scheme (MAS)

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December 23, 2020 - EU Guidance Note: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Customs, Including Preferential Origin

December 21, 2020 - Locating Export Health Certificates for Technical Product (ABP):  UK-EU

Go to the online EHC finder and select ‘EU’ as the country and then type ‘blood’ into the search box and click on the magnifying glass you should get this search result 

December 8, 2020 - Register Now for IPAFFS for High Risk Feed and Feel not of Animal Origin

See the document received from Defra along with links to video tutorial and Quick Reference Guide.
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Quick Reference Guide

December 2, 2020 - Israel: New Certificate for Blood for Technical Uses for All Species

Israel has agreed to a universal certificate covering whole blood, blood components and/or blood products for technical use only from all species. This new certificate consolidates and replaces the four previous certificates for the export of various blood products to Israel. Specifically, these included bovine and ovine/caprine blood products for technical uses, blood products derived from rodents and lagomorphs for technical uses, and blood from laboratory animals including non-human primates for laboratory use only.  
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October 21, 2020 - IPAFFS - System for Import of Animal Products into Great Britain/Important Dates and Information

The European Commission has decided NOT to transition to TRACES NT in early September; they are reviewing and setting a new timeline.

August 28, 2020 - 131 Top Forms Online Submission Only - Export Health Certificates (3rd countries)

This is a reminder that you should no longer be submitting applications by email for any of the top 131 most commonly used Export Health Certificates and you should instead be using EHC Online.  
Reference Guides
     Export health Certificates Available 
     EHC Online Manage Access
     Guidance of Exporters to Manage EHC App
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ANNOUNCEMENT - Switch to IPAFFS for POAO/CHED-P import notifications on 7 Sept 2020

Those responsible for load - Switch to IPAFFS for POAO/CHED-P import notifications on 7 Sept 2020

Notice on Live Animal Import and Transit Permits
 Effective Immediately  

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