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.
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.