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SPS &
Veterinary Border 

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Guidance, Explanatory Documents, Support Tools and More for SPS and Veterinary Border Professionals

The New UK Veterinary  Border Conference 

On 18 January 2024, we held an online conference, kindly sponsored by the British Ports Association, less than two weeks before the entry into force of the new SPS regime in the UK.  The conference discussed the preparedness of EU and UK industries and businesses for new UK SPS Veterinary Border requirements. Watch the online recording on demand anytime from industry, trade associations, businesses, and authorities.  Watch the conference on demand and download slides.

 BCP, UK PORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND PORT HEALTH

Watch Part 1 of the conference on demand 

INDUSTRY IMPACT, MEAT, AND SHIP SUPPLIES TO CRUISE SHIPS, EU VET (NOT-) READINESS TO SIGN EHCs AND OTHER OUTSTANDING CHALLENGES

Watch Part 2 of the conference on demand 

Dutch Ship Supply Association

Download document delivered during the conference 

Chilled Food Association

Download document delivered during the conference (coming up)

Provision Trade Federation

Download slides delivered during the conference (coming up)

British Port Association

Download slides delivered during the conference (coming up)

British Meat Processors
Association

Download document delivered during the conference (coming up)

BM Foods Limited

Download document delivered during the conference (coming up)

What changes are coming on 31 January 2024?

The introduction of health certification on imports from the EU of medium risk:

  • animal products

  • plants

  • plant products

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The introduction of health certification on imports from the EU of high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin

The introduction of new checks and controls when moving Irish goods (i.e., any goods apart from Qualifying Northern Irish Goods) from Irish ports directly to Great Britain

3 Things to help and prepare you for the SPS veterinary border changes that are coming:

01

Determine Your Risk Category of Your SPS Goods

02

Prepare the EU Supply Chain For UK SPS Controls

Ensure that your EU supply chain is preparing to provide you with export health certificates (EHCs) and/or phytosanitary certificates

03

Learn How to Prenotify correctly

Be ready to correctly submit your pre-notification in IPAFFS – read our guidance

Latest Updates

Stay compliant with the latest updates on SPS controls, regulations, and the veterinary border we published recently. Visit our dedicated page on SPS and veterinary border updates here

Latest Events & Trainings

Essential Documents To Manage
SPS Veterinary Border Controls

Tools for import/export compliance with SPS and veterinary border controls for Great Britain, essential for every business trading in SPS goods.

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Export Health Certificates

To export products of animal origin and others to Great Britain you need an Export health Certificate (EHC). Download this guide to find out what it is, how to get one and what you need to do with it. Furthermore, find model health certificates

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This document provides the final version of its final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM)  outlining new regulations for importing SPS products into the UK, including those from Ireland in a wholistic manner.

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To export plants and plant products to Great Britain you need a phytosanitary certificate. Download this guide to find out what it is, how to get one and what you need to do with it.

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To import live animals, animal products, plants, or plant products to Great Britain you need to give notice of your consignment to authorities in Great Britain using IPAFFS. Here are detailed explanations on how to do that.

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Understand the easements and benefits of moving mixed consignments (groupage) of SPS products to Great Britain (GB). Access our guide.

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Locate Border Inspection / Control Posts, understand fees and what happens during an inspection. Guide 1 and Guide 2 here.

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