APHA issues update on exporting animals and animal products in a no-deal Brexit

12 August 2019, at 10:13am

APHA updated its no-deal Brexit export recommendations on 8 August, confirming that if a no-deal exit occurs, exporters will need EHCs on animal exports to the EU and that the policy will be enacted immediately

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has updated its guidance on exporting animals and animal products in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Exports to the EU from the UK

Importers will need to complete an export health certificate (EHC) to export to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. EHCs will need to be applied for and completed in advance of export, and all documents must be authorised after consignments have been inspected.

Exporters must ensure that goods follow a trade route that allows the consignment to be checked at a border inspection post (BIP) at the first EU country entered. Exporters must also make sure that EU-based import agents have notified the BIP that the consignment is arriving 24 hours in advance. All of these rules are applicable to exporters who are transferring animals, products of animal origin, food for animals and germplasm.

Read the full updated guidance here.