January 12, 2021

UK's export of animal products to EU can continue


The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that the UK has been granted 'national listed status,' which ensures exports of live animals and products of animal origin - such as meat, fish and dairy - to the European Union can continue, providing certainty for a market worth more than £5 billion (US$6.1 billion) a year.


The UK's listed status was confirmed by the EU after it met the health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country.


Businesses will require an Export Health Certificate for all different product types within a consignment, which will need to be signed by a certifier such as an Official Veterinarian.


Third country listing is a technical requirement for imports of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) products into the EU.


- UK Government