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Treated hides and skins of ungulates

1. The following information pertains to treated hides and skins of ungulates for uses outside the feed chain for farmed animals and not for human consumption.

2. Treated hides and skins of ungulates are defined, in Annex I of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011, as derived products from untreated hides and skins, other than dog chews, that have been:

  • Dried
  • Dry-salted or wet-salted for a period of at least 14 days prior to dispatch
  • Salted for a period of at least seven days in sea salt with the addition of 2 % of sodium carbonate
  • Dried for a period of at least 42 days at a temperature of at least 20 °C

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  • Subject to a preservation process other than tanning

3. The raw materials used in the production of treated hides and skins of ungulates must be sourced from Article 10(a), (b)(i) and (iii) and (n) in Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009.

4. Treated hides and skins of ungulates can be imported provided that they:

  1. Come from an approved country/part of a country, imports are permitted from any Third Country for certain products
  2. Come from an approved establishment
  3. Are accompanied by and conform with the requirements of an agreed animal/public health certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Treated hides and skins of ungulates may be exported to the EU from Third Countries or parts of Third Countries or parts of third Countries listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No. 206/2010.

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

3. Treated hides and skins of ruminants that are intended for dispatch to the European Union and which have been kept separate for 21 days or will undergo transport for 21 uninterrupted days before importation are permitted to be imported from any Third Country.

 

4. The hides and skins shall comply with the requirements set out in Section 4, points 2, 3 and 4 in Chapter II of Annex XIV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Treated hides and skins of ungulates, other than those which comply with the requirements set out in Section 4, point 2 in Chapter II of Annex XIV in 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 5(B) of Annex XV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/201.

 

2. Treated hides and skins of ruminants and of Equidae that are intended for dispatch to the European Union and which have been kept separate for 21 days or will undergo transport for 21 uninterrupted days before importation shall be presented at a Community Border Inspection Post accompanied by an official declaration drawn up in conformity with the model certificate found in Chapter 5(C) of Annex XV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011.

 

3. Treated hides and skins of ungulates which comply with the requirements set out in Section 4, point 2 in Chapter II of Annex XIV in Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 do not require a certificate.

 

 

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 treated hides and skins of ungulates 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.