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2011/64: Export of meat/meat products to Tanzania

Export of meat/meat products (Bovine/Ovine/Caprine/Porcine) to Tanzania

APE/11/64

This customer information note is to inform exporters that the following new export health certificates are now available for trade use:

7322EHC – Export to Tanzania of meat/meat products of bovine origin produced in the European Union from animals resident in European Union member states      

7341EHC – Export to Tanzania of meat/meat products of porcine origin produced in the European Union from animals resident in European Union member states      

7342EHC – Export to Tanzania of meat/meat products of ovine/caprine origin produced in the European Union from animals resident in European Union member states      

The EHCs were created in accordance with defra’s generic conditions for meat and meat products exported from the United Kingdom.

Exporters are therefore strongly advised to verify the requirements of the importing country by contacting the veterinary authorities, or their representatives in the UK, in advance of each consignment.  They should obtain an import permit and check this certificate against the requirements of the import permit.

If the health requirements do not match, the exporter may choose to proceed with the export usingcertificates (7322EHC, 7341EHC & 7342EHC) BUT STRICTLY AT EXPORTER’S RISK.

Should exporters require a specimen copy of the export health certificate and the notes for guidance or other associated documents, they should contact Specialist Service Centre – Exports, Carlisle.

Please note that this Department will assume, unless informed otherwise by an exporter or by the veterinary authorities in the country of destination, that certificates are acceptable to the importing country’s authorities, however this cannot be guaranteed. Destination countries may change their requirements at short notice; not inform the Department until after a change has been made; or, in some cases, not inform the Department at all.

It is therefore strongly advised that you to check with your customers that certificates are acceptable to the authorities in the country of destination. This Department will not accept liability should it turn out that certification supplied by us does not meet an importing country’s requirement.

Contact for further enquiries

If you have any further enquiries concerning the subject matter of this CIN you should contact Specialist Service Centre – Exports, Carlisle.

Page published: 18 July 2011