Export Health Certificates

End of Transition Period: Update on Export Health Certificates

The way in which Export Health Certificates (EHCs) are being managed is changing. From the 1 January 2021 you will be required to submit EHCs electronically using the new system introduced by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Exporters will require an EHC for EU trade as well as for movements of certain products to Northern Ireland. EHCs are evidence that a consignment meets EU import health requirements. Businesses will be unable to trade with the EU without them. EHCs used to move products of animal origin (POAO) to Northern Ireland will have the same requirements as an EU EHC.

Register your business for online export health certificates

Exporters will need to use EHC Online when exporting their goods to the EU or moving them to NI from 1 January 2021.

To apply for an EHC, exporting businesses need to register for an EHC Online account and use the service to apply for and manage their applications. You will need to follow the link below which will enable you to set up your account.

Search for a specific EHC

The government website enables you to search for specific EHCs and you can narrow the search by selecting the destination country or specifying the commodity type.

Apply for an export health certificate

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