by BFFF
Jun 28th, 2022
3 mins
BFFF

Defra is pleased to announce that they are expanding their testing of the new eCertification system for GB-NI trade. The system will complement the NI Protocol Bill’s ambitions for a green and red lane system, simplifying the movement of agri-food goods through the red lane by digitising the certification and verification process. Testing is currently being prioritised for consignments to Northern Ireland as part of Defra’s Digital Assistance Scheme (DAS), but the system is designed to be used for the movement of such goods to any international destination that requires EHCs.

If you would like the opportunity to participate as an early user, to both gain experience and provide feedback, that will help improve the system prior to launch, all you need to do is complete this simple expression of interest form.

There are now 78 certificates within 9 commodity groups which are available to test through eCertification (see below for the commodities in scope). For those businesses that express an interest to participate, Defra can offer you a simple onboarding process and access to a relationship manager to familiarise yourself with the system.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this opportunity further, and without commitment, please contact Defra by emailing them at DAS@defra.gov.uk.

 

Commodity Groups within Scope  Certificate Number  
Composites

 

8350, 8351

 

Dairy

 

8353, 8354, 8356

 

Fish

 

8364

 

Fishery Products

 

8361, 8362

 

Germplasm

 

8403, 8416, 8425, 8426, 8427, 8429

 

Hides and Skins

 

8327, 8328, 8329

 

Meat

 

 

8367, 8368, 8369, 8370, 8371, 8372, 8374, 8375, 8377, 8378, 8379, 8380, 8381, 8383, 8384, 8385, 8393, 8394, 8395, 8400

 

Poultry

 

8435, 8436, 8439, 8440, 8442, 8443, 8444, 8445

 

Miscellaneous Products

 

 

8299, 8300, 8301, 8302, 8303, 8305, 8307, 8308, 8309, 8310, 8314, 8315, 8318, 8319, 8320, 8321, 8324, 8325, 8326, 8331, 8332, 8333, 8358, 8390, 8391, 8392, 8396, 8397, 8398, 8399

 

 

Commodity Groups Currently out of Scope 
Eggs
Live Animals
Equine
Livestock

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