Global Update: EU-GB Imports from 1 January, Animal Health Regulation EHCs, training courses and updated guidance on EUR1 forms for Tunisia
Customs declarations EU-GB imports due 1 January

Full customs controls and checks will commence on 1 January 2022 for goods entering Great Britain from the EU.

The UK government has recently confirmed that it will not postpone this deadline, meaning customs declarations will be mandatory from 1 January 2022 and can no longer be delayed for such goods.

ChamberCustoms Ltd is available for you to use. We are approved Customs Agents and are able to process Import and Export declarations, as well as Transit T1 declarations.

For further information on our services please contact our dedicated team on

We also have a suite of courses dedicated to International Trade and Customs, to ensure your business is able to prepare for these changes.

An Introduction to IPAFFS
16 November, 9.30am-12.30pm

Letters of Credit
23 November, 10.00am-2.30pm

Import / Export Diagnostics Workshop
1 December, 9.30am-12.30pm

Inward and Outward Processing
7 December, 10.00am-2.30pm

Understanding Rules of Origin
14 December, 10.00am-2.30pm

Animal Health Regulation EHCs

You will need to use the Animal Health Regulation EHCs from 15 January 2022 for goods exported from GB to the EU or moved to NI

EHC published for the re-export of EU/NI POAO and other updates on GB-EU exports

A new Export Health Certificate (EHC) for the re-export of EU or Northern Ireland (NI) products of animal origin (POAO) has been published and is now available to use. EHC 8461 can be used for the re-export of EU or NI POAO from GB to the EU or onward movement to NI provided that:

  • It is packaged and undergoes no further processing or repackaging
  • Remains in an approved or registered premises while the POAO is in GB
  • It is not tampered with
  • It is loaded under the supervision of an official veterinarian (OV).
WARNING! Some of the EU EHCs prohibit the re-export of EU products to the EU. Products such as chorizo produced in Spain or Parma ham produced in Italy, dairy products such as French cheese, fishery products, eggs and egg products. The new re-export EHC will now allow POAO to return, after storage in GB, to the EU or onward movement to NI, but the new EHC will not allow re-export of POAO that undergoes further processing or repacking in GB.

  • Re-export of EU/NI POAO EHC 8461 
  • Further information on the Animal Health Regulation is available on the trader showcase site 

AHR Composite guidance updated

The AHR composite guidance has been updated including amalgamating composite guidance into one document and some minor changes to the information given.

Covid measures end for cancelled and replaced EHCs 
French Border Control Posts (BCPs) will no longer accept scanned copies of cancelled and replaced EHCs which were allowed as an interim measure because of Covid-19. Original copies of these EHCs will now be required at French BCPs.

List of businesses approved to export to the EU

Traders should be aware that businesses approved to export to the EU are listed on GOV.UK. If the approval status of an operator changes it will be reflected on this page once the trader’s record has been updated on the EU TRACES database. Recent changes to the EU process for amending TRACES mean it can now take up to 10 days for the EU to publish updates to the database. Defra aims to reflect any changes made by the EU on TRACES on businesses approved to export to the EU on GOV.UK. as quickly as possible, and the page is typically updated weekly on Friday.

EUR1’s for Tunisia

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have informed HMRC that with immediate effect all EUR1’s for Tunisia must have a wet stamp and wet signatures. If you have any questions, then please get in touch on 01223 237414 or email

Contact the Chamber

01223 237414 •
Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
Clifford House, 2 Station Yard, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH