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Important Update for Irish Companies Trading with Great Britain: Export Health Certification and TRACES Training


Irish Shipping and Transport is committed to keeping our valued clients informed about regulatory changes that can impact their logistics operations. In this update, we want to share some vital information from the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) regarding the export health certification process for those involved in trade with Great Britain (GB). We will also shed light on the significance of using the TRACES online system and highlight the upcoming training sessions offered by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine to assist businesses in smoothly adapting to these changes.

Export Health Certification through TRACES:

Effective from October 31st, there will be new export health certification requirements for companies engaged in trade with GB. To streamline this process, the SFPA has introduced the use of the TRACES system. TRACES is an EU online platform that enables Food Business Operators (FBOs) to apply for export health certificates electronically. By embracing this system, we can ensure compliance and facilitate smoother trade transactions between Ireland and GB. It is important to note that TRACES will only be used for trade with GB, providing a reliable and efficient channel for FBOs to handle their exports.

TRACES Training Sessions:

 To ensure a seamless transition and equip businesses with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the TRACES system, the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine is offering valuable training sessions. These interactive Webex Training sessions will be held on June 15th, 22nd, and 29th, with sessions available at 10am and 2pm. The training will cover essential topics, including EU login and role requests, operator registration, advanced search techniques, profile modification, and exporting health certificate generation. We strongly encourage representatives from Irish exporting companies to participate in these sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the TRACES system.
Staying informed about regulatory changes is crucial for the success of logistics operations. The SFPA's Information Notice highlights the forthcoming export health certification requirements for trade with GB and emphasizes the importance of utilizing the TRACES system. The upcoming training sessions provided by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine offer a valuable opportunity for Irish companies to enhance their knowledge and proficiency in using TRACES effectively. At Irish Shipping and Transport, we are committed to supporting our clients throughout these changes. Should you require any further assistance or guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can navigate this evolving regulatory landscape and ensure smooth logistics operations between Ireland and Great Britain.


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