Model export certificates for live aquatic animals and animal products
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EU updates some model certificates to be used by third countries to export certain live aquatic animals and products of animal origin to the EU
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/36 of 11 January 2022 amending Annex III to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 as regards model certificates for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain live aquatic animals and products of animal origin
The EU has updated the model certificates to be used by third countries to export to the EU certain live aquatic animals and products of animal origin including beef, lamb, sheep, goat, meat products, casings, gelatine, collagen, milk, dairy products, live fish, live crustaceans, fish products and honey.
beef, lamb, sheepmeat, goatmeat, meat products, casings, gelatine, collagen, milk, dairy products, live fish, live crustaceans, fish products, honey
The model certificates need to reflect changes in legislation, including:
- Regulation (EC) No 999/2001
- Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692
- Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404
- Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1705
- Council Directive 2001/110/EC
Date of publication: 13 January 2022
Date of entry into force: 2 February 2022
Certificates issued before 15 June 2022 under the older format will be accepted until 15 September 2022.
What are the major implications for exporting countries?
It is important for exporters of the affected products to use the updated model certificates as soon as possible to ensure that all certificates are correct by the end of the transitional period on 15 September 2022, to avoid the rejection of any consignments.
Exporters of the affected products must ensure that they are using the new corrected model certificates by 15 June 2022.
The products are: beef, lamb, sheepmeat, goatmeat, casings, meat preparations, meat products (including rendered animal fats and greaves, meat extracts and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines, other than casings), gelatine and collagen (including their raw material and treated raw materials), composite products, milk, dairy products, live fish, live crustaceans, fish products and honey (see Table 1).
Countries exporting live animals and products of animal origin to the EU must send consignments together with animal health/official certificates signed by their official veterinarians. The aim is to guarantee that the consignments fulfil EU legislative requirements.
These certificates are laid down by implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/403 for terrestrial animals and germinal products; and by Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 for certain categories of animals (fish, insects, snails), products of animal origin, composite products, sprouts and seeds, in compliance with the Animal Health Law Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/36
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