We are slowly getting used to the ‘new normal’ and it seems that coronavirus may be around and affecting us for some time to come. We are providing an update on the effects it is having, and may have, on export certification of products of animal origin, including food.
APHA have also allowed the issue of some ‘white paper’ export health certificates for some countries, on a temporary basis (as opposed to on cream watermarked paper). This means they are e-mailed to the OV, who can print them out, before signing and stamping. This avoid the risk of any delays in the post or due to APHA staff working from home.
For product exports, the countries currently accepting these white paper versions are shown below. The list is subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise advised, the hard copy of the EHC must still be sent to the destination country, either with the consignment or under separate cover.
Like most businesses, we are closely following Government and Public Health England advice regarding coronavirus and acting on the latest information. In practical terms, we are now taking the following steps:-
We will continue to keep you up to date as best we can.
Amivet Exports covers a wide range of animal products and countries. So, for more advice about Export Health Certificates, call our team of qualified export vets on 01606 278707. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org