If you are handling animal by-products and derived products in a facility located in the European Economic Area (European Union member states+ Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) or Switzerland, or supply such materials to someone who then imports into these countries, you will almost certainly be impacted by these regulations
Note: The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union on the 31 January 2020. Since 1 January 2021, trade requirements have changed and businesses in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) must comply with the new arrangements. However, the new relationship with the EU includes the Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol. As a result of the protocol, NI has in effect remained in the EU´s single market and European ABP legislation still applies to businesses in NI.
If an establishment handles, stores, or processes animal by-products and derived products in the European Union, or the animal by-products and derived products are intended for export to the European Community, establishments need to be approved or registered by the competent authority of the member state or 3rd country (where the establishment is located). Care must be taken to ensure that the facility is listed in the appropriate section(s) under TRACES.
We suggest that initial contact should be through your local competent authority for the appropriate application forms and advice.
Technical use means not intended for use for the feeding to farmed animals or for application to land from which such animals are to be fed, i.e., for any use other than for human or animal consumption. There is no quick and simple answer to this, but general requirements include:
Detailed information may be found in the ISIA/MedTech Europe Guidance Document.
* Repealed and replaced by Regulation (EU) 2017/625
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/632 establishes the lists of animal by-products and derived products that are subject to official controls at border control posts (BCPs) and indicates their codes from the Combined Nomenclature.
Model health certificates for the importation from third countries and to the transit through the European Union can be found in Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 142/2011.
If your product is subject to official controls at BCPs following Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/632 but a model health certificate cannot be found in Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 142/2011, you should contact your local competent authority and the importer for clarification and advice.
Carefully and correctly! This is very important since minor errors may result in a shipment being rejected. Your local competent authority or border control post (BCP) of entry into the European Community will be able to offer advice as to the paperwork required. This is important since there is still local interpretation as to current requirements. The ISIA/MedTech Europe Guidance Document gives much additional information on this subject.