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OVS Notes

The BIP manual is supplemented by OVS Notes which contain details of changes to import controls for animals and products of animal origin. These notes supplement the standing instructions to inspection officers that are contained in the BIP manual. OVS notes are issued by Defra, FSA and APHA.

2017 OVS Notes

17/29 - BIP Manual - Amendment to Annex J
Published: 20 November 2017

17/28 - Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2017/2058 amending regulation 2016/6 on the import of feed and food orginating in or consigned from Japan
Published: 16 November 2017

17/27 - Amendments to regulation (EC) No 2074/2005
Published: 2 November 2017

17/26 - Composite products guidance
Published: 18 October 2017

17/25 - Further extension to the suspension of imports of certain bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Peru
Published: 16 October 2017

17/24 - Harmonised charges 2018
Published: 9 October 2017

17/23 - BIP update training day - 23 November 2017
Complete the Nomination form and send to imports@apha.gsi.gov.uk
Published: 29 September 2017

17/22 - Import of processed animal protein (PAP) derived from farmed insects for production of pet food, feed for fur animals and feed for aquaculture animals from non EU countries
Published: 19 September 2017

17/21 - Publication of BIP manual
Published: 14 September 2017

17/20 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 18 August 2017

17/19 - Publication of EU legislation on outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza
Published: 11 August 2017

17/8 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 2 August 2017

17/17 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 20 July 2017

17/16 - Import of meat extracts, meat concentrates and products containing them
Published: 18 July 2017

17/15 - Model certificate for imports of meat preparations, meat products, treated stomachs, bladders and intestines
Published: 12 July 2017

17/14 - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Africa
Published: 29 June 2017

17/13 - Amendment to annex II of decision 2006/766/EC
Published: 20 June 2017

17/12 - Amendment to decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 25 May 2017

17/11 - Imports of meat and honey from Brazil
Published: 11 May 2017

17/10 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 3 May 2017

17/09 - BIP update training day: 21 June 2017
Published: 19 April 2017

17/08 - Residue plans for products of animal origin
Published: 31 March 2017

17/07 - Imports of meat and honey from Brazil
Published: 22 March 2017

17/06 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 22 March 2017

17/05 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 9 March 2017

17/04 - Import of meat extracts, meat concentrates and products containing them
Published: 15 February 2017

17/03 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Ukraine
Published: 6 February 2017

17/02 - Restrictions on imports of poultry and poultry products
Published: 2 February 2017

17/01 - Imports of bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Turkey
Published: 26 January 2017

2016 OVS Notes

16/33 - Amendment to Commission Decision 2007/275/EC and Annex
Published: 28 December 2016

16/32 - Import of used cooking oil and the amendment to the annex of Commission Decision 2007/275/EC on products subject to veterinary checks
Published: 21 December 2016

16/31 - OVS note 2016/31 has not been allocated.

16/30 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Russia and Ukraine
Published: 2 December 2016

16/29 - Amendment to decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 30 November 2016

16/28 - Imports of meat preparations, meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines, as well as fresh meat of domestic solipeds
Published: 18 October 2016

16/27 - Amendment to decision 2007/777/EC on import of poultry meat products from Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Published: 12 October 2016

16/26 - Amendment to regulation 2016/759 dealing with the import of products of animal origin
Published: 11 October 2016

16/25 - Consignments of aquaculture products imported from India
Published: 7 October 2016

16/24 - Maximum number of consignments to be checked by an OVS and Annex
Published: 30 September 2016

16/23 - BIP update training day: 17 November 2016
Complete the Nomination form and send to imports@apha.gsi.gov.uk
Published: 30 September 2016

16/22 - Harmonised charges for 2017
Published: 5 September 2016

16/21 - Importation of fresh meat from Botswana
Published: 4 August 2016

16/20 - Amendment to the annex of Commission Decision 2007/275/EC on products subject to veterinary checks - Commission Implementing Decision and Annex 1
Published: 22 July 2016

16/19 - EU referendum result
Published: 5 July 2016

16/18 - Import of meat and meat products from Argentina and Brazil
Published: 28 June 2016

16/17 - Amendment to regulation dealing with the import of products of animal origin and repeal of 2003/812/EC
Published: 24 June 2016

16/16 - Re-enforced checks for albumen
Published: 20 June 2016

16/15 - Prohibitions on import of deer urine/faeces and lures to the UK
Published: 17 June 2016

16/13 - Importation of fresh meat from New Zealand via Singapore
Published: 12 May 2016

16/12 - Imports of feed for pet ornamental aquatic vertebrates and aquatic invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians
Published: 11 May 2016

16/11 - Requirements for random post-import testing of mealworms or similar larvae animal by-products not for human consumption
Published: 9 May 2016

16/10 - BIP update training day: 22 June 2016
Published: 3 May 2016

16/09 - Channelling of consignments of animal products under article 8 of Directive 97/78/EC
Published: 28 April 2016

16/08 - Amendment to Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 18 April 2016

16/07 - New licence and authorisation numbering format for the import of animals and animal products
Published: 11 April 2016

16/06 - Imports of pearls in oyster shells (containing oyster flesh) which have been preserved in an alcohol and water solution and dispatched in sealed, ready to sell or use containers
Published: 9 March 2016

16/05 - Update on highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 3 March 2016

16/04 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 5 February 2016

16/03 - National monitoring plan for imports of products if animal origin 2015/16 - AMR testing
Published: 29 January 2016

16/02 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Mexico - lifting of restrictions
Published: 20 January 2016

16/01 - Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2016/6 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan and repealing Regulation (EU) No 322/2014
Published: 7 January 2016

2015 OVS Notes

15/46 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA and Russia
Published: 17 December 2015

15/45 - Amendments to commission regulation (EU) No 798/2008 concerning imports and transit of single consignments of less than 20 units of poultry other than ratites, hatching eggs and day old chicks
Published: 17 December 2015

15/44 - Commission implementing decision 2015/2260 - Emergency measures applicable to crustaceans imported from Bangladesh and intended for human consumption
Published: 7 December 2015

15/43 - UK National Monitoring Plan for imports of products of animal origin 2015/16 - mid year update
Published: 17 November 2015

15/42 - Further extension to the suspension of imports of certain bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Peru
Published: 17 November 2015

15/41 - New Zealand equivalence agreement
Published: 11 November 2015

15/40 - Updated importer information notes on untreated wool and hair and treated wool, fur and hair
Published: 26 October 2015

15/39 - HPAI in North America - New Zealand equivalence agreement
Published: 21 October 2015

15/38 - Update on bluetongue (BT) in Canada (Ontario)
Published: 19 October 2015

15/37 - New general licence for certain animal by-products for in-vitro use which contains 10% or less animal by-products used as a carrier/stabiliser agent
Published: 15 October 2015

15/36 - Bluetongue in Canada (Ontorio)
Published: 13 October 2015

15/35 - Identity checks and fees under the New Zealand equivalance agreement
Published: 9 October 2015

15/34 - HPAI in Canada and the USA
Published: 11 September 2015

15/33 - Harmonised charges for 2016
Published: 11 September 2015

15/32 - BIP update training day: Thursday 19 November 2015
Published: 10 September 2015

15/31 - General authorisation for bulk consignments of glucosamine, chondroitin and chitosan intended for human consumption
Published: 8 September 2015

15/30 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Isreal
Published: 21 August 2015

15/29 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Third Countries
Published: 7 August 2015

15/28 - UK National Monitoring Plan for imports of products of animal origin 2015/16 - inclusion of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) testing
Published: 5 August 2015

15/27 - Re-enforced checks
Published: 27 July 2015

15/26 - The controls and suspension of imports of bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Turkey
Published: 27 July 2015

15/25 - Situation update on HPAI in the USA and 7055 Annex PAFF
Published: 9 July 2015

15/24 - Import of additives, supplements and highly refined products from China intended for human consumption or animal feed
Published: 3 July 2015

15/22 - HPAI in Canada
Published: 18 June 2015

15/21 - EXPO Milano 2015
Published: 29 April 2015

15/20 - HPAI in Canada
Published: 24 April 2015

15/19 - Situation update on HPAI in the USA
Published: 23 April 2015

15/18 - BIP update training day: Wednesday 17 June 2015
Nomination form
Published: 15 April 2015

15/17 - Situation update on HPAI in the USA
Published: 1 April 2015

15/16 - UK National Monitoring Plan for imports of products of animal origin 2015/16
Published: 1 April 2015

15/14 - Bivalve molluscs from Vietnam
Published: 12 March 2015

15/13 - Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/328 amending Regulation (EU) No 322/2014 as regards the entry document to be used for feed and food of animal origin
Published: 6 March 2015

15/12 - New model health certificates for the trade in and imports into the EU of semen, ova and embryos of the equine species
Published: 6 March 2015

15/11 - Situation update on HPAI outbreak in the USA
Published: 4 March 2015

15/10 - Amendments to regulation (EU) no 142/2011 as regards the defination and use of intermediate products from 23rd February 2015
Published: 26 February 2015

15/09 - Importation of poultry meat products from Israel and HS codes for meat preperations
Published: 18 February 2015

15/08 - HPAI outbreak in Canada
Published: 12 February 2015

15/07 - Contamination of guar gum from India - Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/175
Published: 10 February 2015

15/06 - Melamine contamination of certain products from China - Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/170
Published: 9 February 2015

15/05 - Situation update on HPAI outbreak in the USA
Published: 6 February 2015

15/04 - Situation update on HPAI outbreak in the USA
Published: 26 January 2015

15/03 - HPAI outbreak in Israel
Published: 20 January 2015

15/02 - Situation update on HPAI outbreak in the USA
Published: 16 January 2015
Additional documents:
Situation update - Oregon
Situation update - Washington and Implementing Decisions

15/01 - Situation update on HPAI outbreak in the USA
Published: 8 January 2015

For OVS Notes prior to 2015, please see the archived web page on the National Archives website.

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