SFPA has issued Guidance Document on Implementation of Export Health Certification for Exports of seafood to Great Britain
UK border control authorities plan to implement SPS controls based on their classification of products and exporting countries as being either low, medium, or high-risk. This risk-rating will determine the necessity for official controls including Export Health Certificates, pre-notification of consignments and frequency of physical checks at the border among other SPS control procedures. This will be done across several milestone dates. The UK Authorities are proposing the introduction of the requirement for Export Health Certificates and pre-notification for Medium-Risk Animal Products imported from the EU, including Ireland, from 31st of January 2024. As controls in relation to imports from Ireland are being harmonised with the UK’s approach to imports from the rest of the EU, Export Health Certificates, and pre-notification of exports from Ireland of High-Risk animal products travelling directly from Ireland to Great Britain, will also be implemented from 31 January 2024.
Queries regarding this guidance document may be addressed to [email protected].
Source: Press Release