The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) recently issued an Information Notice to industry in relation to technical requirements for Irish companies trading with Great Britain in an evolving third country regulatory environment. *
In advance of the implementation of export health certification for exports to Great Britain, due from 31st of October this year, the necessary export health certification processes will be carried out using the EU online system TRACES. ** The system will allow for Food Business Operators (FBOs) to apply online through TRACES and for the SFPA to issue and electronically sign the relevant export health certificate on TRACES.
It’s important to note that TRACES will only be used for trade with Great Britain. In preparation for the 31st of October deadline, and in order to be able to export to Great Britain, Irish FBOs will need to register for TRACES. This can be done by creating an EU login and role request at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/tracesnt/login. The TRACES EU Login guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the registration. ***
The SFPA encourages any exporter who intends to export to Great Britain post-October of this year to ensure they are registered on TRACES as soon as possible, and before the 31st of October 2023, using the above link.
Queries regarding this information notice may be addressed to SFPATradeandAudit@sfpa.ie
Note to Editor
*The Information Notice is available on SFPA.ie here.
**TRACES - The Trade Control and Expert System is the European Commission's online platform for sanitary and phytosanitary certification required for the importation of animals, animal products, food and feed of non-animal origin and plants into the European Union, and the intra-EU trade and EU exports of animals and certain animal products.
***The SOP TRACES EU Login is available on sfpa.ie and by clicking on the following link: