Recent Export Instructions Updates

Subject: Small Animal and Ungulate Animal Welfare
Date: 28 June 2017
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Instructions for the welfare of small animals and ungulates during export have been updated.

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Subject: Export Health Certificate Countersignature Procedures Update
Date: 05 April 2017
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Instructions for Export Health Certificates have been updated to clarify the process for APHA veterinary staff countersigning export health certificates.

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Subject: Export Health Certificate Countersignature Procedures Update
Date: 17 February 2017
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Amendments have been made to the administrative procedures for arranging Export Health Certificate countersignatures. Request for APHA Veterinarian Countersignature of an Export Health Certificate (ET145) has been created.

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Subject: Updated Instructions for Meat Export Official Veterinarians Fees
Date: 07 February 2017
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Instructions on Official Veterinarians (OVs) Fees for supervising meat premises and exports to the USA have been updated to include references to submit claim forms to the Finance and Business Support Team.

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Subject: General Authorisation for Official Veterinarians to Undertake Compulsory Pre and Post-movement Bovine Tuberculosis Testing
Date: 03 February 2017
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General Authorisation for Official Veterinarians to Undertake Compulsory Pre and Post-movement Bovine Tuberculosis Testing

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Subject: Official Veterinarian Instructions Online Tutorial Update
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Official Veterinarian (OV) Instructions Online Tutorial has been updated.
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Subject: Official Veterinarian Panels Reference Update
Date: 21 December 2016
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References to Official Veterinarian (OV) panels have been updated to Official Controls Qualification (Veterinarian) (OCQ(V)).

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Subject: Official Veterinarian Instructions Online Tutorial Update
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: The Official Veterinarian (OV) Instructions Online Tutorial has been updated.
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Subject: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Principles of Certification Updated
Date: 20 October 2016
Summary of Update: Amendments have been made to the Imports and Exports work areas to reflect the recent changes to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Principles of Certification.
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Subject: Amendment to Guidance on Laboratory Testing
Date: 4 May 2016
Summary of Update: Amendments have been made to the guidance on sending laboratory tests to an approved laboratory as specified in export health certification Notes for Guidance. A minor amendment has also been made to the Small Animals content to provide clarification on Official Control Qualification (Veterinarian) entitlements and contact details for the Centre for international Trade - Carlisle.
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Subject: Amendment to Certified Copy Returns Procedure for Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates
Date: 23 March 2016
Summary of Update: An amendment has been made to the Certified Copy of Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates (ITAHCs) returns procedure to request copies from Official Veterinarians (OVs) by email where possible.
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Subject: Update to GB Journey Log (WIT07/WIT07(Welsh))
Date: 15 March 2016
Summary of Update: The GB Journey Log (WIT07/WIT07(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Subject: Addition of Official Veterinarian Guidance for Waivers, Derogations and Import Permits
Date: 03 March 2016
Summary of Update: Official Veterinarian (OV) Guidance for Waivers, Derogations and Import Permits has been added.
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Subject: Update to GB Journey Log (WIT07(Welsh))
Date: 09 February 2016
Summary of Update: The GB Journey Log (WIT07(Welsh)) has been updated.
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Subject: Improvements to Official Veterinarian Instructions Format
Date: 26 January 2016
Summary of Update: Improvements have been made to the format of the Official Veterinarian (OV) instructions to include the provision of a print button on each instruction page, a statement confirming that the instructions are correct as of the current date and time and the addition of a Documents page, listing documents by instructional area.
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Subject: Update to GB Journey Log (WIT07)
Date: 07 January 2016
Summary of Update: The GB Journey Log (WIT07) has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Pet Travel Scheme Frequently Asked Questions
Date: 27 May 2015
Summary of Update: The Pet Travel Scheme Frequently Asked Questions document (ET140) has been updated.
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Subject: Update to EU Pet Passport Guidance Notes for Completion (ET139)
Date: 26 November 2015
Summary of Update: The EU Pet Passport Guidance Notes for Completion (ET139) has been updated.
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Subject: Update to Pet Travel Scheme Frequently Asked Questions
Date: 27 May 2015
Summary of Update: The Pet Travel Scheme Frequently Asked Questions document (ET140) has been updated.
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Subject: Export Procedures Restructured
Date: 08 May 2015
Summary of Update: The Export procedures have been restructured in line with new commodity areas for small animal, ungulate, avian, germplasm and product exports.
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Subject: Amended Hyperlink to the Trade Control and Expert System Support Documents
Date: 21 April 2015
Summary of Update: The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) support documents have moved from the archived Defra website pages to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Vet Gateway. The hyperlinks to the support documents have been updated.
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Subject: Update to Horse Welfare Export Document
Date: 17 March 2015
Summary of Update: The Export Declaration for Equidae of 147 Centimetres (14.2 hands) Height or Less (EXH07) has been updated to change the references from horses and ponies to equidae.
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Subject: EU Member States under Harmonised Trade Rules
Date: 06 February 2015
Summary of Update: Croatia has been added to the list of EU Member States.
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Subject: Official Controls Qualification (Veterinarian) Guidance Added
Date: 27 January 2015
Summary of Update: Guidance added for Official Controls Qualification (Veterinarian) OCQ (V) requirements.
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Subject: Update to the Pet Travel Scheme Instructions
Date: 24 November 14
Summary of Update: The Pet Travel Scheme instructions have been updated and includes new guidance issued by Defra for the New Pet Passport
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Subject: Update to the Pet Travel Scheme Instructions
Date: 19 November 14
Summary of Update: The Pet Travel Scheme instructions have been updated and include Guidance documents and Frequently Asked Questions
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Subject: Update to the Tripartite Agreement and Horse and Pony Export Welfare Licences
Date: 28 May 14
Summary of Update: The Tripartite Agreement has been updated and the procedures for issuing Export Welfare Licences for horses and ponies have been updated.
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Subject: Removal of TB Veterinary Inspector Powers from Official Veterinarians
Date: 04 April 14
Summary of Update: From 06 April 2014 Official Veterinarians will no longer have Veterinary Inspector Powers. Amendments have been made to reflect this change.
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Subject: Update to Certification Procedures
Date: 03 October 2013
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the Certification Procedures section on dealing with errors, deletions and corrections in export certificate.
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Subject: Update to Certification Procedures
Date: 09 August 2013
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the Certification Procedures section. The Official Veterinarian (OV) Completion of the Export Health Certificate (EHC) instructions has been moved from the EHCs page to the section overview. Paragraph 5 has been added to the Countersignature of Certificates by Veterinary Officers (VOs) instructions on the EHCs page.
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Subject: Update to TRACES Confirmation Document (ET54)
Date: 24 June 2013
Summary of Update: Minor amendments have been made to the TRACES Confirmation Document (ET54) to clarify the reasons for rejecting animal(s) from an export consignment. The same content clarity has been made to the TRACES Confirmation Document instructions.
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Subject: Amendments to Supervised Loadings Procedures for Livestock Consignments Travelling on the mvJoline
Date: 14 January 2013
Summary of Update: Amendments have been made to the procedures for livestock consignments travelling on the mvJoline. Carlisle SSC will issue a TRACES Confirmation Document (ET54) for the Official Veterinarian to certify the identification of any animals rejected as not fit to travel as part of the export consignment. This document must be checked by AHVLA staff carrying out the supervised loadings.
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Subject: Changes to TB Active Surveillance Instructions for England from 1 January 2013
Date: 19 December 2012
Summary of Update: Instructions have been updated in preparation for TB policy changes to cattle movement controls and surveillance being implemented in England on 1 January 2013.
Updated Pages: Testing and Restrictions > Bovine TB Guidance

Subject: Link updated to the TRACES support documents
Date: 22 October 2012
Summary of Update: The link has been updated for the TRACES support documents on the Bluetongue export guidance.
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    Subject: Amendment to Certification Procedures
    Date: 11 October 2012
    Summary of Update Amendments have been made to the Certification Procedures content to include guidance on timing of signature and date of signature of export certificates, and replacement certificates. Further minor amendments have also been made throughout Certification Procedures section.
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    Subject: Release of Export Instructions for Official Veterinarians
    Date: 31 July 2012
    Summary of Update: Following a review of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency instructions for Exports, updated instructions for Official Veterinarians are now available.
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