IMPORT / EXPORT IMPORTANT NEWS
If you export or import equines recently DEFRA and WG have introduced some important changes.
‘THIRD COUNTRY ‘LISTED COUNTRIES
Here is the link to the list of Countries now granted Third Country listing status in the EU https://tinyurl.com/4ka65zak
NEW EQUINE HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Here is the latest link for the Equine Health Certificate required to export equines (not for slaughter) https://tinyurl.com/fkv4xfd
COUNTRY PARISH HOLDING NUMBER
The EU is making changes to its laws through the EU Animal Health Regulations (AHR). The AHR mean that the Export Health Certificates (EHCs) used to export equines to the EU, and move them to Northern Ireland, will be changing from 21st August 2021. Among the changes previously communicated, these new certificates require the premises/establishment from which an equine is exported from to have a registration number issued by the Competent Authority.
To meet this requirement, equine establishments in England and Scotland are now able to seek a County Parish Holding (CPH) number from APHA by completing an application form, and sending it to Equine.Registration@apha.gov.uk. Please include the date of first export from your premises following 21 August in the subject line of your email. The form will be on Gov.UK in the very near future.
Equine keepers in Wales should register for a CPH through Manage My CPH on RPW Online www.gov.wales/rural-payments-wales-rpw-online
ALREADY REGISTERED ?
If a premises/establishment is already registered, and you know the CPH number, there is no need to reregister.
Those exporting soon after 21st August are encouraged to obtain a CPH number as soon as possible. If you are not exporting equines from your premises until later in the year, please consider delaying your application until one month before exportation to allow current resources to be used on generating CPH numbers for those who need them immediately.
Registration is voluntary, but unless the establishment has a registered CPH with APHA, or RPW for Welsh keepers, it will not be possible for an Official Veterinarian (OV) to certify a horse or other equine for export from GB to the EU or NI.
You can contact EquineExportsCarlisle@apha.gov.uk if you have any additional questions on exporting requirements.