Animal Products: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether EU law requires the export of animal-based products from the EU to be via a designated border inspection point; and if will he make a statement.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

Animal-based product (POAO) being exported from the EU to a third country is not required to exit the EU via a Border Inspection Post (BIP).

It would only be required to exit via a BIP if it was transiting the EU from and to a Third Country as laid down in Council Directive 97/78/EC.

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