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Border Control Post (BCP) Manual

The Border Control Post (BCP) Manual provides guidance on checks on products of animal origin from third countries. It covers EU and national rules applicable at Border Control Posts.

The manual is intended as a guide only and specific provisions should be checked in the relevant legislation, which can be found in the Compendium of Veterinary Checks. It may be distributed in part or as a whole to persons who would benefit from its content.

Official Veterinary Surgeons (OVS) information notes will notify Border Control Posts (BCPs) of major changes in guidance and instructions.

Any OVS notes issued after the date of issue take precedence over this manual.

See also OVS note 17/29 - BIP Manual - Amendment to Annex J.

The BCP Manual was last updated in September 2017. The content of the Manual may be out of date as it does not reflect the newly published legislation, such as the Official Controls Regulation (OCR), which will continue to apply post 31st January 2020. Defra are currently working to update the Manual.

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