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Game Trophies and other Preparations from Animals

1. The following information pertains to game trophies and other preparations from animals for uses outside the feed chain for farmed animals and not for human consumption.

2. The raw materials used in the production of game trophies and other preparations from animals must be sourced Category 2 materials, referred to in Article 9, point (f) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009., derived from wild animals not suspected of being infected with a disease communicable to humans or animals and Category 3 material referred to in Article 10(a), (b)(i), (iii) and (v) and (n) Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009.

3. Game trophies and other preparations from animals can be imported provided that they:

    • Come from an approved country/part of a country
      • Come from an approved establishment
        • Are accompanied by and conform with the requirements of an agreed animal/public health certificate

           1. Game trophies and other preparations from animals referred to in Section 5, point 2 in Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 may be exported to the EU from any Third Country.

           

          2. Game trophies and other preparations from birds referred to in Section 5, point 3 in Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 may be exported to the EU from Third Countries listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, from which the Member States authorise imports of fresh poultry meat, and the following countries:

           

          • Greenland
          • Tunisia

          3. Game trophies and other preparations from ungulates may be exported to the EU from Third Countries listed in the appropriate columns for fresh meat of ungulates in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010, including any restrictions laid down in the column for special remarks for fresh meat.

           

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

          5. Game trophies and other preparations shall comply with the requirements set out in Section 5 of Chapter II Annex XIV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011.

          6. These products must have been packaged, immediately after treatment, without being in contact with other products of animal origin likely to contaminate them, in individual, transparent and closed packages so as to avoid any subsequent contamination.

           

          7. Game trophies or other preparations consisting only of hides or skin must:

           

          • Have been dried

          and/or

           

          • Have been dry-salted or wet-salted for a minimum of 14 days before dispatch

          and/or

           Were dry-salted or wet-salted and according to the declaration of the transporter, will be transported by ship and the duration of the transport will be such that they will have undergone a minimum of 14 days salting before they reach the EU border inspection post.

           8. In the case of game trophies or other preparations consisting only of bone, horns, hooves, claws, antlers or teeth must:

          •  Have been immersed in boiling water for an appropriate time so as to ensure that any matter other than bone, horns, hooves, claws, antlers or teeth is removed

          and

          •  Have been disinfected with a product authorised by the competent authority, in particular with hydrogen peroxide where parts consisting of bone are concerned.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          1. Game trophies referred to in Section 5, point 2 in Chapter II of Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 shall be presented at a Community Border Inspection Post accompanied by a veterinary health certificate, drawn up in conformity with the model certificate found in Chapter 6(A) of Annex XV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011.

           2. Game trophies referred to in Section 5, point 3 in Chapter II of Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 shall be presented at a Community Border Inspection Post accompanied by a veterinary health certificate, drawn up in conformity with the model certificate found in Chapter 6(B) of Annex XV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011.

           3. Game trophies referred to in Section 5, point 1 in Chapter II of Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 do not require a certificate nor do they require veterinary checks at the border.

           4. The certifying veterinarian 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 game trophies (those not exempted from veterinary checks) 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.