APHA have issued a new EXA07 application form for poultry exports from the UK. This is due to the recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) in the UK. The new form has additional space for details of the premises of origin, slaughter, processing and storage of the birds. For unaffected counties, the county name will be sufficient; for affected counties, the name and postcode are needed.
This will allow APHA staff to issue the appropriate 618 notifiable disease clearance form and hopefully speed the process up. The forms should be used with immediate effect and the old forms will no longer be accepted from 1st April 2017. Around 100 different certificates are available for poultry and poultry products that are affected by this change. The form should not be used for live poultry exports.
The form can be downloaded here – EXA07 Poultry PDF Application Form
For poultry from countries outside the UK, similar information will be required about location of origin and processing, to allow similar information to be obtained from the veterinary authorities – which can be difficult and slow to obtain.
We are currently advised that Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Israel have issued complete or partial bans on the import of poultry from the UK.
For more details about the AI outbreak, please see our previous blog.
If you have any questions, or for further information, please contact us.