APHA publishes all the notes and communication it sends to its OVs on its website, which you can find here: APHA OV Briefing notes.
For exporting to the EU, you should check whether a phytosanitary certificate (PC) is required by contacting the plant health authority or a plant health inspector in the destination Country. There will be a phased introduction of the requirement of a phytosanitary certificate (PC) for the import of plants and plant products to GB. You […]
You need a catch certificate to export any ocean caught fish, except in the cases listed below. To create a catch certificate you will first need to register with the Fish Export Service here (Government Gateway ID required). If you land fish into EU ports you will also need to complete: a prior notification form, […]
Some foods are not allowed to be imported into the EU including some types of minced meat and unpasteurised milk. The full list is available here.
What do I do if the vehicle registration number is unknown when the vet inspects the goods? Can I still get an EHC?
Yes, a vehicle registration is not required but it does allow the goods to get through ports more smoothly.
Once you’ve applied to APHA for an EHC, you need to arrange for your nominated OV or inspector to complete, sign and give the EHC to you. The original EHC must travel with your consignment and will be retained at the point of entry to the EU for their records (if your final destination is […]
No, you will need a separate EHC for each consignment you export. However, for groupage, a Groupage Export Facilitation Scheme (GEFS) has been established to help facilitate the process for certifying officers to get all the necessary information. Detailed guidance can be found here. The enquiries email is GEFS@defra.gov.uk.
Yes, multiple commodity codes can be added to one EHC, as far as the definition of the product falls within the scope of the certificate.
In 2018 the government launched the Seasonal Workers Scheme Pilot for 2,500 workers in the edible horticulture sector for the 2019 season. This was expanded to 10,000 permits for 2020, and in December 2020 this was further expanded to 30,000 permits for the 2021 season. Workers can come to the UK for up to six […]
Graduate route: this visa will be available to international students who have completed a degree in the UK from summer 2021 and will enable them to remain in the UK and work at any skill level for two years after they have completed their studies. Intra-company Transfer: This route allows multinational organisations to enable temporary moves into […]