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ARCHIVE: International trade: Exports of live animals - exporters' specific responsibilities
To arrange the movement of live animals from the United Kingdom to another European Union (EU) Member State, exporters should:
- Obtain from Animal Health’s Specialist Service Centre for Exports at Carlisle a 'specimen copy' of the appropriate certification that will show the health requirements that the animals will need to comply with. It may be helpful to discuss this certification with a Defra approved Official Veterinarian. Your local Animal Health office can provide a list of Official Veterinarians that are in your area.
- Submit to Specialist Service Centre for Exports at Carlisle a completed application form for a Defra official export health certificate. The TRACES application form can be obtained from the Animal Health website and TRACES Guidance Notes can be obtained by visiting the Defra website.
- Check with Specialist Service Centre for Exports at Carlisle whether a Journey Log should be submitted for the intended journey. Further information about animal welfare and Journey Logs is available from the Defra Animal Welfare web pages.
- Ensure the animals comply with the rules relating to General Movement Licences. Details of the General rules are available from the Animal Movement Sections at Local Authorities, or can be viewed from the Defra livestock movements, identification and tracing web pages.
- Ensure, following certification the health status of animals is not compromised by contact with animals of a lower health status.
Page last modified:
2 September, 2010