What are the rules for imports of live animals and germinal product?
From January 2021, live animals and germinal products imported from the EU will be subject to new import requirements. These include the requirement for health certification and import pre-notification on IPAFFS. When the GB importer submits the import notification into IPAFFS, a unique notification number (UNN) is generated for the product. The importer will need to give the UNN to the EU exporter or the official veterinarian for it to be added to the health certificate.
Consignments of germinal products from the EU can continue to enter at any point of entry and do not need to enter via an established point of entry with an BCP until January 2022. APHA will carry out identity and physical checks on imports of live animals from the EU at their destination, based on a risk assessment. The checks will move to a designated BCP when sufficient capacity allows. At that point it will be necessary to import live animals via a point of entry with an appropriate BCP.