COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/1891 of 26 October 2021 amending Annexes XIV and XV to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards imports into and transit through the Union of animal by-products and derived products

1. This Regulation amends Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 to amend three export health certificates for exports of animal by-products from third countries to the European Union (EU). It adds flexibility to the Regulation.

2. Animal by-products (ABPs) by definition are not intended for human consumption.

3. The UK asked for and negotiated these changes with the European Commission which reduce costs of and barriers to trade for GB exporters.

4. The easements are:

• an amendment of the relevant export health certificates for exports to the EU of animal by-products (ABPs) for use in pet food manufacturing, for purposes outside the feed chain or for trade samples to provide an alternative to the requirement of the ABPs to originate from livestock that comply with a 40-day pre-slaughter residency in their last holding;

• an amendment of the relevant export health certificate to remove the requirement to add a marker to rendered fats that originate from Category 3 ABPs and are exported to be used for certain purposes outside the feed chain.

5. This Regulation falls under the Northern Ireland Protocol and will therefore apply to movements of the commodities involved from GB to Northern Ireland.

Topic  Agriculture 
Department  Cabinet Office 
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C Reference  C(21)7461 

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  1. C(2021)7461 - 11 MB - pdf
  2. EM C(2021)7567 - 137 KB - pdf

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