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SFPA Issues Information Notice to Industry

SFPA Issues Information Notice to Industry

TRACES Training for Industry – Implementation of Export Health Certification for Exports to Great Britain

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) recently issued an Information Notice to industry titled ‘TRACES* Training for Industry – Implementation of Export Health Certification for Exports to Great Britain.’ The SFPA issued this Information Notice 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 January 2024, it has been agreed that the necessary export health certification processes will be carried out using the EU online system TRACES.

The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) have made the following recorded training sessions available to Food Business Operators in relation to use of TRACES.

1. How to create an Export Health Certificate:

2. How to create an EU login and Operator Role:

This training can be accessed directly through these links above, on the DAFM TRACES web page which can be accessed here:, along with TRACES guidance documents or alternatively on the playlist set up for TRACES Unit Demonstrations videos on the YouTube account for DAFM, which can be viewed here:

The SFPA would strongly recommend any business that will be exporting to Great Britain after the 31st of January 2024, to avail of this training. The SFPA will be circulating further information notices over the coming weeks as preparations continue for the implementation of these controls from the 31st of January 2024. Queries regarding this information notice or feedback in relation to the training may be addressed to


Note to Editor

*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.