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Bones and Bone Products, Horns and Horn Products, Hooves and Hoof Products

1. The following information pertains to bones and bone products (excluding bone meal), horns and horn products (excluding horn meal) and hooves and hoof products (excluding hoof meal) for uses other than as feed material, organic fertiliser or soil improver for uses outside the feed chain for farmed animals and not for human consumption.

2. The raw materials used in the production these products must be sourced from Category 3 material referred to in Article 10(a) (b)(i) and (iii), (e) and (h) in Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009.

3. These products can be imported provided that they:

    • Are accompanied by an agreed commercial document/ declaration

    1. Bones and bone products (excluding bone meal), horns and horn products (excluding horn meal) and hooves and hoof products (excluding hoof meal) for uses other than as feed material, organic fertiliser or soil improve can be exported to the EU from any Third Country.

     

    2. Lists of approved establishments may be found here (Animal by-products: Section III).

    3. The products shall comply with the requirements set out in Section 7 of Chapter II in Annex XIV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011:

     

    • The products are dried before export to the Union and not chilled or frozen
    • The products are conveyed from the third country of origin directly to a border inspection post of entry into the Union and are not transhipped at any port or place outside the Union

    4. Products derived from bovine, ovine or caprine animals must meet the relevant requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001, which lays down the rules for the prevention, control and eradication of TSEs.

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Bones and bone products (excluding bone meal), horns and horn products (excluding horn meal) and hooves and hoof products (excluding hoof meal) for uses other than as feed material, organic fertiliser or soil improver shall be presented at a Community Border Inspection Post accompanied by the following:

     

    i. A commercial document, stamped by the competent authority, as set out in Section 7, Point 2 in Annex XIV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011

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    ii. A declaration of the importer in accordance with Annex XV, Chapter 16 Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011

    2. The certifying authorities/importer should ensure that only the relevant paragraphs and, where appropriate, additional guarantees and/or special conditions applicable to the exporting country are included.

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Consignments of these products entering the EU must be inspected at an EU-approved Border Inspection Post (BIP) where Member States' official veterinarians ensure they fulfil all the requirements provided for in the EU legislation.

    2. The person responsible for the load being imported (the importer or a customs agent acting on their behalf) must give the BIP at the intended point of entry advance notification of the arrival of the consignment.

    3. There is a required minimum pre-notification notice period of at least 24 hours’ notice in advance of the consignment’s arrival.

    4. Failure to submit correct documentation within this timeline may result in significant delays in the consignment being processed through the Border Inspection Post.

    5. Pre-notification is given by the submission of Part 1 of the Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED-P), as is laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 136/2004, through the online TRACES system.

    6. Copies of other supporting documentation associated with the consignment should be submitted at this time as well - such as the Health Certificate, Invoice, Packing list etc.

     

    1. Providing all the documentation has been submitted correctly and within the correct timeframes, a large proportion of the documentary check can be commenced in advance of the consignment’s arrival. This includes examination of the veterinary certificate and other documents accompanying a consignment.

      • Please note the original hard copy of the health certificate must travel with the consignment and will be checked and held at the BIP at the point of entry into the EU.

      2. Provided all is in order with the documentary check, the consignment will then be subject to an identity check at the BIP to ensure it identifies with the consignment that was declared in the documentation.

      3. A proportion of consignments will be selected for a full physical inspection with/without sampling as appropriate.

      4. Upon satisfactory completion of the required checks, the decision is entered in Part 2 of the CVED which must accompany the consignment to the first place of destination referred to in the CVED.

      5. If the consignment does not meet the import requirements, the consignment may be rejected and either re-exported or destroyed.