ARCHIVE: International trade: Customer Information Notes - API/2011/49
Imports of animal by-products not for human consumption – listing of establishments on the TRACES system
This is to advise importers of the procedure which will be followed concerning consignments of animal by-products (ABPs) which arrive from third country establishments which are currently not listed on the relevant European Commission approved third country establishment lists and TRACES system.
When a consignment arrives at an EU Border Inspection Post (BIP) from an establishment not listed on TRACES the consignment will be permitted entry into the UK on a “discretional one off” basis until end of May (whilst establishments are still being added to TRACES) provided all other import conditions have been met and a CVED can be issued .
Importers will be issued with a letter from the BIP detailing the establishment details and that the premise is not currently listed on the list or TRACES system. Importers will be advised to contact their supplier to put pressure on the competent authority concerned to supply information to the Commission to ensure this establishment is included on the approved list and TRACES. This information must be supplied by the Competent Authority. Information provided by the importer/exporter/establishment will not be accepted.
If the information is not received and another consignment is imported from that establishment it will be held at the BIP until official confirmation is received in writing from the competent authority about the status of the establishment and failure to get this information will mean that the consignment will be rejected and either re-exported or destroyed.
Charges may be incurred whilst the consignment is held pending confirmation of this information. .
Customer information note API/11/40 advised that from the 1st May ABPs from third countries will have to come from establishments that are listed on the TRACES system.
Currently there are a number of countries that do not have any establishments listed and others are incomplete. We would advise importers to check whether the establishments from which they import are included on the lists of approved establishments. If your suppliers are not there, you are urgently advised to notify them and ask them to contact their competent authorities so that the necessary steps can be taken to include them on the appropriate lists. The Competent Authority must notify the Commission. The Commission will only accept this information from the Competent Authority of the third country or via the Competent Authority of a Member State. Information provided by importers, exporters or officials from individual establishments will not be recognised.
Contact point for enquiries
SSCI Chelmsford: 01245 454860
Fax: 01245 351162
Veterinary, Imports Policy, Evidence, Risk and Surveillance Team
Page published: 17 May 2011