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Model health certificates: antimicrobial attestation

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

From 2026, the EU will prohibit the use of certain antimicrobials in live animals and their products that are exported to the EU. The model official certificates for entry into the EU are being amended so that this prohibition is reflected in the public health attestation that must be made by the competent authorities in exporting countries. The new model certificates must be in use from 3 September 2024. In addition, competent authorities in exporting countries must provide an “antimicrobials declaration” for every animal product they export to the EU as soon as possible.