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EHC online - update

Posted by andrewivesonadmin | Posted 4th June 2020 | Blog, and News

Export Health Certificates Online (EHCO) – the online portal for applying for export health certificates (EHCs) is expanding

Following some trial work, APHA have expanded the number of EHCs that can be applied for online. The points below should provide some useful information.

From 21/08/20, APHA are making it compulsory to use EHCO for applications where the EHC is available.

ENROLMENT

  • Each exporting company will need to register as an exporter. You will need a Government Gateway account to do this. The first person to enrol becomes an ‘admin’ and can then invite other users within the company to enrol. You can choose to enrol for other DEFRA services too eg import.
  • Amivet is enrolled as a certifier, but also has access to the exporter application system so we can assist anyone who needs help.

APPLYING

  • The exporter will use the online portal to make their application (instead of completing the EHC pdf and EXA form and emailing it to APHA). You can block apply or clone applications.
  • The exporter completes the EHC online – you will always get the most recent version to use.
  • The exporter also fills in a series of questions – similar to the information on the EXA form.
  • On the ‘About your certifier’ option, type in ‘Amivet’ and a list of our OVs will appear, ensure you choose the correct OV, so the EHC gets to the correct address
  • Support docs and communications will still need to be via email/phone – there is no option within EHCO for dialogue
  • Exporter can view ALL their current applications on their dashboard – along with their current status
  • Amivet get an email notification for each application
  • The status may be PROCESSING (APHA staff are working on it); DISPATCHED (EHC has been sent to Amivet) or COMPLETED (Amivet have confirmed the EHC has been signed) 
  • Please note that EHCs printed on cream watermarked paper will still need to be posted to the OV.
  • EHCs that can be printed on plain paper (eg USA/China pre-certs, TRACES etc) will be available to the OV via their portal to download.  

 

CERTIFYING

  • Our role remains largely unchanged in terms of inspection of products, checking supporting documents, disease status etc 
  • Once we have completed an EHC we will still send you a copy to approve. We no longer have to send a copy to APHA but must retain one for our records.
  • We will mark it COMPLETED on the dashboard
  • We will then hand/post/courier the original document as required.

 

WHICH EHCs ARE NOW AVAILABLE?

(Please note this only lists products within the ‘PX’ category. We do not cover live animal or germplasm exports)

ANIMAL FEEDS

6337

Processed Animal Protein Derived From Poultry, Including Mixtures/Feeding stuffs Containing It, For Feeding to Non-Ruminant Animals Other Than Those Which Are Kept,

4617

Export processed poultry animal proteins (PAP) for animal food to Chile

7279

Export processed animal protein (PAP) of avian or porcine origin to Vietnam

5153

Poultry Meal/Mixtures Containing Poultry Meal to The Republic of South Africa – For Pet food Production

7577

Veterinary Certificate For Non-Canned / Dry Pet Food of Animal Origin, Exported From The EU to The Customs Union

8037

Processed Animal Protein Derived From Ruminant Animals

8045

Processed Animal Protein Derived From Ruminant Animals

7779

Fish Feed for Feeding to Farmed Salmonids

6421

Feed/Feed Additives to The Russian Federation – of Animal Origin From The EU – For Exports of Animal Feed E.G. Livestock Feed -Not For Pet food Except With Specific Permission

 

DAIRY

6969

Dairy and Dairy Based Products to Australia

6067

Export dairy products to the EU, for onward export to countries outside the EU

3669

Export dairy products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

6288

Export milk or milk products to China

4319

Export dairy products to Singapore

1401

Export milk and milk products for human consumption to Canada

3658

Export dairy products to Hong Kong

1047

Export dairy products to South Africa

3496

Export milk and milk products to the USA

3402

Export milk and milk products for human consumption to New Zealand

3130

Export milk and milk products to Lebanon

3106

Export milk and milk products to India

6182

Export of Dairy Products to Saudi Arabia

2873

Export milk and milk products for human consumption to Malaysia

 

FISH

6419

Fish/seafood/their Products Processing premises must be approved to Eurasian Economic Union (currently use for Belarus and Kazakhstan only)

7432

Live Aquatic Animals excluding Bi-Valve Molluscs for human consumption to China

7208

Fishery Products for human Consumption to China

7469

Live Aquatic Animals – Bi-Valve Molluscs Only – for human consumption to China

 

MEAT

8021

Export cooked pig meat imported from an approved country, after more preparation in Great Britain to Australia

1869

Export fresh meat and meat preparations including poultry to Gibraltar

4835

Export non bovine meat, meat products and meat preparations to the Philippines

3732

Export poultry meat and meat products to Hong Kong

4364

Export poultry meat, raw meat preparations, meat products and mechanically recovered poultry meat to Haiti

3382

Export Poultry Feet of UK Origin to Hong Kong

7001

Export egg products with or without dairy ingredients to the USA (classed as a meat and dairy form)

7771

Export poultry meat to Kosovo

6265

Export fresh red meat, products and preparations and to the EU for onward shipment

482

Export meat, meat preparations, meat products and animal products from non-bovine animals to Singapore

5604

Export bi-ungulate meat products and preparations to Hong Kong

7179

Export porcine meat and meat products to Cote D’Ivoire

2466

Export poultry meat to Benin

6041

Export mechanically recovered poultry meat to the Philippines

7104

Export poultry meat, raw poultry meat preparations and meat products to Angola

7057

Meat/Meat Products of Bovine Origin from Animals Produced And Resident In EU Member States to Ghana

1292

Meat/Viscera Sausages Derived From Pigs to Japan

7243

Poultry Meat And Mechanically Recovered Poultry Meat to Liberia

7788

Export Of Poultry Meat (Including Raw Meat Preparations), Meat Products And Mechanically Separated Poultry Meat To Angola

 

PHARMA/LAB

5716

Export animal materials for in vitro or lab use only to USA

6038

Export animal materials for medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic use to the USA

 

SKINS/HIDES

5725

Sheepskins

6268

Hides & Skins of Cattle

6022

Hides & Skins of Ungulates to Turkey – Treated Hides & Skins

6652

Greasy Wool

6941

Hides & Skins to Thailand

5935

Finished Leather to India

5669

Scoured Wool/Animal Hair/Mohair/Pig Bristles

5671

Animal Hair/Pig Bristles/Wool/Mohair/Products Derived from Scouring to India

 

PRE-CERTS

There are also some ‘pre-certs’ for final completion by an APHA Vet in Carlisle. These can be applied for in EHCO. The exporter will need to attache the relevant supporting documents when making the application.

3496

Export of milk and milk products to the USA

5716

Export of animal materials for in vitro or lab use only to USA

6038

Export of animal materials for medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic use to the USA

7001

Export of egg products with or without dairy ingredients to the USA.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The EHCs themselves, and their requirements, should not change.
  • Be aware that EHCs can regularly be added, removed, put on hold, or updated. 
  • The remaining EHCs will be added in due course.

The system should be quicker and smoother and enable you (and us) to see all the applications in one place, with various filter options in place. 

We will of course keep exporters updated of any progress. In the meantime, the DEFRA EHCO guidance notes can be downloaded here.

We have created a unique Export Tool, that will tell you which export certificates you need for your products. You can also search by country using our interactive map. You can click here for an example of an EHC.

How can you get further advice?

Amivet Exports covers a wide range of animal products and countries. So, for advice about import permits and Export Health Certificates, call our team of qualified export vets on 01606 278707. Alternatively you can email us at info@amivet.co.uk

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