The possible procedures for certifying an Export Health Certificate for a consignment with multiple destinations within the EU.
In the situation where a consignment has multiple destinations within the EU there are three possible procedures:
- A separate EHC is applied for each different destination.
- A single EHC is applied for the entire consignment stating the destination as the BCP with a request to the BCP for the Common Health Entry Document (CHED) to be split, providing the conditions are met. You must contact the BCP to confirm this process can take place.
- A single EHC is applied for with a single destination hub within the EU. This hub can then act as a distribution centre providing traceability data is retained.
The conditions for a CHED to be split at a Border Control Post for different destinations are detailed in Article 5 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1602 and summarised below.
- Pre- notification of the arrival of the consignment at the BCP undertaken by the operator responsible for the consignment, involves declaring the BCP as the place of destination in part I of the CHED for the entire consignment.
- Once the competent authority at the BCP has finalised the CHED for the entire consignment the operator responsible for the consignment shall request that the consignment be split. The operator shall then submit, through IMSOC (Integrated Management System for Official Controls) a CHED for each part of the split consignment. These CHEDs will declare the quantity, the means of transport and the place of destination for the relevant parts of the split consignment.
- The competent authority at the BCP shall finalise the CHEDs for the individual parts of the split consignment ensuring that the sum of the quantities declared in those CHEDs does not exceed the total quantity set out in the CHED for the entire consignment.
- The operator responsible for the consignment shall ensure that a copy, on paper or in electronic form, of the CHED for each part of the split consignment accompanies the relevant part of the split consignment to the place of destination stated therein and until it is released for free circulation.