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All change! EU regulation 2016/429 is a large and complex piece of legislation, intending to consolidate and update a number of other regulations. The main imminent change is that as of 21/04/21, there are a series of new model export health certificates in use.
Some key points are:-
NB we have been made aware of Spain introducing some additional requirements – despite the whole purpose of the single market being uniformity. Please see this form.
Main changes for PX exports are
8371 replaces 8296 for fresh poultry
8369 replaces 8272 for fresh lamb
8368 replaces 8261 for fresh beef
8370 replaces 8260 for fresh pork
8350 replaces 8281 for composite
8366 is the new farmed game – bovine/camelid/cervine
8367 is the new wild game – bovine/camelid/cervine
8382 is the new porcine mechanically separated meat
8359 replaces 8293 for eggs
8369 replaces 8292 for egg products
8354 replaces 8285 AND 8284 for dairy from category B and C countries
8353 replaces 8287 raw dairy
8383 replaces 8257 for meat preparations (must still be frozen)
8384 replaces 8254 for meat products AND 8345 for rendered fat/greaves
8385 new EHC for meat products requiring specific heat treatment
8364 replaces 8270 for fish/fishery products – bivalve molluscs
8361 replaces 8270 for fish/fishery products – other
8390 replaces 8277 for gelatin
8396 replaces 8276 for collagen
8391 replaces 8272 for honey
8399 replaces 8273 for highly refined products
There is also a new ‘simple’ transit EHC 8461, that permits the reexport from GB of EU produced goods that have only been stored in GB and not been further processed in GB eg Greek feta, Italian parma ham, French brie, EU fresh meat etc.
They are defined as “a foodstuff intended for human consumption that contains both PROCESSED products of animal origin and products of plant origin and includes those where the processing of primary product is an integral part of the production of the final product”.
Remember, both GB OVs and the OVs at the BCPs will be dealing with new and unfamiliar EHCs and regulations, which has the potential to lead to queries and delays. There is also the potential for a wide range of products that are currently exempt, to need a veterinary signed EHC. We are in regular contact with DEFRA regarding this matter and will update exporters as soon as we know any more.
Remember that we CANNOT sign an EHC once goods have left the UK.
Why should I chose Amivet as my official vet?
There are relatively few vets who specialise in the export certification field and it is important to choose someone who has experience. At Amivet Exports we are more than happy to work with clients to offer a ‘tailor made’ service.
We have a large team of official vets and certification support officers throughout the UK and we aim to be as flexible as possible. You will also get a named contact, so you will get a familiar contact that can get to know and understand your business. For further information and a free, informal discussion about your export requirements, including what products you may need an EHC for, please contact us.
Work with us – we will try our very best to come up with a unique solution for every client that works for both parties.
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