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OVS Notes

The BIP manual is supplemented by OVS Notes which contain details of changes to import controls for animals and products of animal origin. These notes supplement the standing instructions to inspection officers that are contained in the BIP manual. OVS notes are issued by Defra, FSA and APHA.

2019 OVS Notes

19/08 - Conversion rate and minimum harmonised charges for veterinary checks from EU Exit Day
Published: 22 July 2019

19/05 - Import of Chinese fishery products and Brazilian chicken
Published: 11 June 2019

19/04 - Maltese fishery product establishments
Published: 25 April 2019

19/03 - Residue Monitoring Plan
Published: 28 March 2019

19/02 - Guidance on the import of Leucine (E461)
Published: 04 March 2019

19/01 - Amendment to Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 16 January 2019

2018 OVS Notes

18/18 - Imports of Bivalve Molluscs, Echinoderms, Tunicates and Marine Gastropods for human consumption from the USA
Published: 16 November 2018

18/17 - Maximum number of consignments to be checked by an OVS
Published: 01 November 2018

18/16 - Amendments to Annexes I and II of Decision 2006/766/EC
Published: 24 October 2018

18/15 - Guidance on the import of Leucine
Published: 12 October 2018

18/14 - Harmonised charges for 2019
Published: 20 September 2018

18/13 - Maximum number of consignments to be checked by an OVS. All BIPs to complete the form.
Published: 15 August 2018

18/12 - Amendment to decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 31 July 2018

18/11 - Third country lists for fishery products from Brazil
Published: 12 July 2018

18/10 - General licence and authorisation for imports of certain animal derived material for research amd diagnostic purposes
Published: 3 July 2018

18/09 - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Russia
Published: 20 June 2018

18/08 - Imports of pearls in oyster shells (containing oyster flesh) which have been preserved in an alcohol and water solution and dispatched in sealed, ready to sell containers - change to general authorisation
Published: 24 May 2018

18/07 - Third country lists from Brazil
Published: 15 May 2018

18/06 - Changes to permitted treatments for imports of treated feathers into the UK
Published: 30 April 2018

18/05 - Audits of Border Inspection Posts (BIPs)
Published: 16 April 2018

18/04 - Amendment to decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 19 February 2018

18/03 - not allocated

18/02 - Exports of Processed Animal Protein (Ruminant) to Third Countries
Published: 4 January 2018

18/01 - not allocated

2017 OVS Notes

17/29 - BIP Manual - Amendment to Annex J
Published: 20 November 2017

17/28 - Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2017/2058 amending regulation 2016/6 on the import of feed and food orginating in or consigned from Japan
Published: 16 November 2017

17/27 - Amendments to regulation (EC) No 2074/2005
Published: 2 November 2017

17/26 - Composite products guidance
Published: 18 October 2017

17/25 - Further extension to the suspension of imports of certain bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Peru
Published: 16 October 2017

17/24 - Harmonised charges 2018
Published: 9 October 2017

17/23 - BIP update training day - 23 November 2017
Complete the Nomination form and send to imports@apha.gov.uk
Published: 29 September 2017

17/22 - Import of processed animal protein (PAP) derived from farmed insects for production of pet food, feed for fur animals and feed for aquaculture animals from non EU countries
Published: 19 September 2017

17/21 - Publication of BIP manual
Published: 14 September 2017

17/20 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 18 August 2017

17/19 - Publication of EU legislation on outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza
Published: 11 August 2017

17/8 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 2 August 2017

17/17 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 20 July 2017

17/16 - Import of meat extracts, meat concentrates and products containing them
Published: 18 July 2017

17/15 - Model certificate for imports of meat preparations, meat products, treated stomachs, bladders and intestines
Published: 12 July 2017

17/14 - Outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Africa
Published: 29 June 2017

17/13 - Amendment to annex II of decision 2006/766/EC
Published: 20 June 2017

17/12 - Amendment to decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of residue monitoring plans
Published: 25 May 2017

17/11 - Imports of meat and honey from Brazil
Published: 11 May 2017

17/10 - Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil
Published: 3 May 2017

17/09 - BIP update training day: 21 June 2017
Published: 19 April 2017

17/08 - Residue plans for products of animal origin
Published: 31 March 2017

17/07 - Imports of meat and honey from Brazil
Published: 22 March 2017

17/06 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 22 March 2017

17/05 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in the USA
Published: 9 March 2017

17/04 - Import of meat extracts, meat concentrates and products containing them
Published: 15 February 2017

17/03 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Ukraine
Published: 6 February 2017

17/02 - Restrictions on imports of poultry and poultry products
Published: 2 February 2017

17/01 - Imports of bivalve molluscs for human consumption from Turkey
Published: 26 January 2017

2016 OVS Notes

OVS Note - 2016/33
OVS Note - 2016/32
OVS Note - 2016/30
OVS Note - 2016/29
OVS Note - 2016/28
OVS Note - 2016/27
OVS Note - 2016/26
OVS Note - 2016/25
OVS Note - 2016/24
OVS Note - 2016/23
OVS Note - 2016/22
OVS Note - 2016/21
OVS Note - 2016/20
OVS Note - 2016/19
OVS Note - 2016/18
OVS Note - 2016/17
OVS Note - 2016/16
OVS Note - 2016/15
OVS Note - 2016/13
OVS Note - 2016/12
OVS Note - 2016/11
OVS Note - 2016/10
OVS Note - 2016/09
OVS Note - 2016/08
OVS Note - 2016/07
OVS Note - 2016/06
OVS Note - 2016/05
OVS Note - 2016/04
OVS Note - 2016/03
OVS Note - 2016/02
OVS Note - 2016/01

 

2015 OVS Notes

OVS Note - 2015/46
OVS Note - 2015/45
OVS Note - 2015/44
OVS Note - 2015/43
OVS Note - 2015/42
OVS Note - 2015/41
OVS Note - 2015/40
OVS Note - 2015/39
OVS Note - 2015/38
OVS Note - 2015/37
OVS Note - 2015/36
OVs Note - 2015/35
OVS Note - 2015/34
OVS Note - 2015/33
OVS Note - 2015/32
OVS Note - 2015/31
OVs Note - 2015/30
OVS Note - 2015/29
OVS Note - 2015/28
OVS Note - 2015/27
OVS Note - 2015/26
OVS Note - 2015/25
OVS Note - 2015/24
OVS Note - 2015/22
OVS Note - 2015/21
OVS Note - 2015/20
OVS Note - 2015/19
OVS Note - 2015/18
OVS Note - 2015/17
OVS Note - 2015/16
OVs Note - 2015/14
OVS Note - 2015/13
OVS Note - 2015/12
OVS Note - 2015/11
OVS Note - 2015/10
OVS Note - 2015/09
OVS Note - 2015/08
OVS Note - 2015/07
OVS Note - 2015/06
OVS Note - 2015/05
OVS Note - 2015/04
OVS Note - 2015/03
OVS Note - 2015/02
OVS Note - 2015/01

For OVS Notes prior to 2015, please see the archived web page on the National Archives website.

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