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Trade Notice: Procedure for issuing of health certificates




Information Notice: Health certificate numbering format

There is a change to the health certificate numbering format for use in health certificates for exports of live aquatic animals and fishery products to the People’s Republic of China, as issued by the SFPA in Ireland.

Each health certificate must be uniquely numbered using the following system:

Port/Establishment approval number/Date/Sequential Numbers

Example of Health Certificate Number: CLON/IECK0123EC/05102015/001

Port: This will include one of the port codes for any of the 7 SFPA offices as follows: CLON, DIN, DME, KBG, ROS, HOW, CTB

Establishment approval number: This represents the EU approval number granted to the establishment, an example of the format is IE CK 0123 EC

Date: Example 05102015

Sequential Numbers: 001, 002, 003 etc. 

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