Question: Will animal-derived enzymes (e.g. porcine pancreatic lipase) need to be imported/exported through UK BCP’s?
Answer: Exports to the EU
The Commission Regulation 2019/2007 lists the animals and products that are subject to controls at the border, so if exported to the EU lipase (CN code 3507 90 90) will need to enter the EU through a BCP.
You should check with the BCP of entry to find out which certificate you need to apply.
Regulation (EU) 2019/628 sets out the model certificate for imports into the EU of ‘other products of animal origin’ and the GB version can be found in Form Finder at: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates
For further information about pre-notification about the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) if exporting to the EU check the website: www.apha.defra.gov.uk/official-vets/Guidance/traces/index.htm
Exports to countries outside the EU
Check the Form Finder at: www.gov.uk/export-health-certificates and if there is no certificate the person would need to contact the importing country for the import conditions or the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/animal-and-plant-health-agency
Imports into GB
To find the health certificate you need for a live animal or animal product import to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man from 2021 go to: www.gov.uk/government/collections/health-certificates-for-animal-and-animal-product-imports-to-great-britain
Further guidance for GB Imports of Products, Animals, Food and Feed system (IPAFFS) go to our website: www.gov.uk/guidance/import-of-products-animals-food-and-feed-system