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The Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) Centre for International Trade – Carlisle (CITC) issue Export Health Certificates (EHC) for live animals and products of animal origin exports to non-European Union (EU) countries and issue Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates (ITAHCs) for exports to EU Member States.

The EU Commission Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) is used for issuing ITAHCs. More information on TRACES can be found on the TRACES pages.

There are two services used to apply for EHCs to non-EU countries. Information on these services can be found via the links below:

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