Defra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation

Defra has issued a reminder that new EU Animal Health Regulation (AHR) and composite rules came into force on 21 April.

Five new Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and one private attestation can be used for exports of specific products of animal origin to the EU. This includes two new composite product EHCs and the private attestation document for products exempt from certification. The ECHs are on EHC online and the private attestation on form finder.

The remaining new EHCs for live animals, germinal products and products of animal origin will be phased in over the coming months.

If your composite product already requires an EHC, you will be able to carry on using the current EHC until August or choose to use the new documentation.

If your product does not currently require an EHC, you must follow the new rules from 21 April.

For live animals, germinal products and other products of animal origin you will be able to continue using existing EHCs until August 2021.

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