United Kingdom: DEFRA launches £300,000 fund to boost the certification capacity for exports

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To support the UK’s preparedness for the end of the transition period, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a £300,000 fund for local officials to boost the number of vets that’re qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export.

From next year, an Export Health Certificate (EHC) will be needed to export to the EU. It should be mentioned here that EHC is a document that confirms an export of live animals/animal products meets health requirements.

Either Official Veterinarians or Food Competent Certifying Officers will certify the health documentation.