You can obtain an EHC from DAERA via our online application process and you can also find advice, answers to exporters most frequently asked questions and templates to help you make your application on this page. Applications should be made at least 3 working days in advance of the date of export. This is the date of loading of your consignment from premises of dispatch. Information not available at the time of application can be submitted via a link prior to export, however this may delay provision of your EHC
To apply for an EHC or find out more commodity specific information click on the relevant box below. Please note that requirements for export to both the EU and third countries currently remain unchanged after 31st January 2020.
Composite products (to follow)
Further general information on exporting can be accessed via the following links:
For queries, please contact as follows:
For meat, dairy and composite food product certificates issued by DAERA or live animals, animal by-products, hides, skins, germplasm, hatching eggs and table egg certificates issued by Authorised Veterinary Inspectors:
- Application Queries DAERA Direct Regional Offices
- General Trade Queries: email@example.com
- Authorised Veterinary Inspectors – Northern Ireland AVI Veterinary Practices
All exporters must contact their AVI provider directly to ensure the appropriate service can be provided.
For sea fish, fish and seafood products (e.g. oysters), fish & egg composites products certificates issued by Local Authority Environmental Health Officers:
For live aquaculture and farmed fish certificates issued by DAERA Inland Fisheries Inspectorate:
More useful links
- Questions and answers on EHC application process
- Instructions for using the DAERA Export Certification Online (DECOL) system
- General information about exporting
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