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In order to export animals or animal products outside the EU, the destination country will frequently require guarantees that the product complies with their sanitary (public health) and animal health rules. One means of assurance often used is the Export Health Certificate (EHC). This document, which accompanies the goods, is usually signed by a veterinarian acting on behalf of the Government. The EHC makes various assurances about the consignment and reflects the import requirements of the importing country at the time the certificate was agreed with them.
The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) Specialist Service Centre for Exports in Carlisle is responsible for providing export health certificates where these exist. AHVLA works on behalf of the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
Where a certificate is not already in existence, they will have to be negotiated by Defra with the importing country. However, these negotiations are lengthy.
With regards to vacuum packed dried meat, it will depend on the origin of the meat. China has not yet granted us EHCs for beef or lamb, but we do have a certificate for pork meat. AHVLA will be able to advise on the use of this certificate and whether it covers your product. You should contact them direct: Hadrian House, Wavell Drive, Carlisle, CA1 2TB, Telephone: 01228 403600, Email: CentralOps.Carlisle@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk.
Because import conditions can change, EHC can become out of date, so exporters are always advised to check with their importers or the authorities in the importing country first.