The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have been notified of issues being experienced at the EU and NI border due to changes made on the European Union system TRACES NT, which affected the completion of CHED-P pre-notification for some goods.
On 1 December the EU made changes to the categories of approved establishments that could be declared as the Establishment of Origin field (I.31) on a CHED-P. The EU removed the ability to declare establishments listed in the following generic activity categories on TRACES NT: Food – Other (FOOD-OTH); or Veterinary, Exporter (EXP), and any establishment not possessing a ‘valid’ tag on TRACES NT.
Defra and APHA are aware that this is impacting some GB exporters and traders who are not required to possess an establishment approval for their particular business, for example composite products, honey, hay and straw.
The EU Commission have notified Defra at 14:00 GMT on 2 December that this restriction has been removed for commodity codes that do not require an establishment approval. If you have been advised to use an alternative approach in order to generate a CHED-P for the goods identified, this is no longer required.
As of 16:30 GMT on 2 December, TRACES NT has been updated with the following message:
Kindly note that the selection of establishments under the generic sections “FOOD-OTH” and “EXP” are allowed for COMPOSITE PRODUCTS consignments. CN codes under chapters 16,17,18,19,20,21 and 22. And also for products under codes 28, 29, 35,39 and 9602.
Please do a complete log off/log on and proceed to a “Copy as new” of the faulty CHEDPs.
If issues persist after following the above instructions, contact NCP@apha.gov.uk