BVD requirements to export cattle to EU Member States with an approved BVD eradication programme or BVD free status

Date published: 15 December 2021

Last updated: 19 July 2023

In October 2021 the European Commission introduced a new Export Health Certificate (EHC) for cattle moving between EU Member States, including moves from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. New requirements have to be met if the importing Member State has either a BVD eradication programme which has been approved by the European Commission, or if the importing Member State has achieved BVD Free status under the terms of EU Animal Health Law.

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