- EHC - Ungulates moving from an event, exhibition, display or show in Great Britain to Northern Ireland: certificate 8462
To use the EHC the following is required:
- Show or sale must be approved and operate in accordance with EU Export Assembly Rules (APHA approval guidelines).
- Segregation of NI animals must be maintained throughout the show/sale and comply with all relevant requirements for entry into the Union. TB testing for cattle and Brucella ovis testing for uncastrated male sheep is to be conducted in NI, as part of the requirements for the export health certificate to GB before movement to the show/sale in GB.
- Cattle, sheep or goats are moved directly from the establishment of origin in NI to the approved establishment in GB.
- Cattle, sheep or goats have no contact with animals of a lower health status from the loading for dispatch to GB, for the duration of the event until loading for dispatch to NI, and transport to their premises of destination in NI.
Entry requirements for NI animals attending approved show/sale
All NI origin animals entering the approved show or sale must be accompanied by the relevant export health certificate, which can be obtained from your private Authorised Veterinary Inspector.
For sheep and goats, an additional supplementary export certificate attesting to the scrapie and brucella status (uncastrated sheep only) is required.
Further advice and guidance in relation to exporting breeding & production cattle sheep and goats directly from their premises of origin can be found at:
- Cattle: Export certification of breeding and production cattle to GB directly from their premises of origin
- Sheep & Goats: Export certification for breeding/production sheep & goats to GB directly from their premises of origin
Brucella ovis testing requirements
Uncastrated male sheep must have tested negative for Brucella ovis within 30 days of the proposed return l movement to GB to enable completion of the re-entry health certificate.
All NI animals returning from approved GB show or sale must be accompanied by the ‘re-entry’ export health certificate and pre-notified on TRACES-NT using a CHED-A (Moving live animals into Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
In contrast to those GB origin sheep moving to NI, those sheep and goats returning to NI do not require an import licence.
Further advice and guidance on the return of NI animals from approved GB shows and sales: