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Export Health Certificates

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 7081, tabled on 25 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Export Health Certificates to be used in total for 2021; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

2 June 2021

Estimates of the total number of Export Health Certificates (EHC) required following the end of the Transition Period, indicated that up to 300k additional EHCs would be needed for GB-EU trade, and up to 480k per annum when GB-NI and GB-Rest of World Trade were included.

From 01 Jan 2021 to 25 May, the Animal and Plant Health Agency has issued in the region of 71k EHCs for GB-EU trade and in the region of 88k in total. For the same period there were c.11k certificates issued for GB-NI.