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  • 08 Oct 2019 4:37 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

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  • 25 Sep 2019 9:32 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Luxembourg, 25 September 2019 – CHAMP Cargosystems has joined the Animal Transportation Association (ATA). By taking up the ATA membership CHAMP Cargosystems wishes to exchange and develop a close collaboration with all the experts involved in animal transportation and work on next generation information systems together.

    CHAMP’s innovation team has been developing new animal transportation solutions with the objective of improving the communication between the shipper, forwarding agent, and airline. Ultimately the information flow and data will allow tracking and monitoring real-time the safety and wellbeing of the animal transported and, in turn, increase airline safety.

     “The Animal Transportation Association is convinced that the logistics industry must raise the bar and put high standards for animal transportation since the comfort and safety of the precious animals is our number 1 priority,” says Filip Vande Cappelle, President at the Animal Transportation Association. “There has not been much development in animal transportation in the last few years. The way we currently ship animals is still the same as 10 or 20 years ago.

    ATA welcomes CHAMP Cargosystems to the association and its intention to improve the data insight between parties involved making animal transportation safer.”

    “CHAMP is delighted to join the ATA as we strongly believe that close cooperation with business associations plays a critical role in delivering better value to the industry” says Arnaud Lambert, CEO at CHAMP Cargosystems. “We are eager to share our technological and domain expertise with the ATA and its members, toward safer and more efficient animal transport, to not only benefit the industry as a whole but more importantly to benefit the animals themselves!

    CHAMP hopes to use its technology to ensure safe and efficient transportation for animals while improving airline safety.


  • 24 Sep 2019 3:33 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Make sure to checkout the ATA's BREXIT page for updated information.

  • 16 Sep 2019 4:58 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Effective October 2, 2019, the attached updated health certificates must be used for export of horses from the United States to Australia. A summary of the updates is also attached.

    Allison Bersinger, DVM, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Live Animal Exports: Middle East, India, Australia, New Zealand, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, Strategy & Policy

    Sept 2019 updates to health certificates.pdf

    Vet_Cert__Export_Horses_USA_less than 60 days_final Sept 2019.pdf

    Vet_Cert_Export_Horses_USA_at least 60 days_final Sept 2019.pdf

  • 06 Sep 2019 3:30 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)
  • 03 Sep 2019 12:53 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    We have updated the Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for exports to the EU on GOV.UK, along with the Notes for Guidance. These can be found here. Following user feedback, we have improved its design to reduce the number of errors and to make them easier to complete.

    We would welcome your feedback and we will continue to refine the forms to ensure that they are as straightforward as possible to complete. Feedback can be submitted by email, please click here.

    As the forms are subject to constant revision, users should ONLY use the online version of the EHC. If an application is submitted on an older version the export will not be valid.

    We would be grateful if you’d pass this information onto your members.

    The Imports and Exports Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • 28 Aug 2019 9:39 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    New Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) conditions for dogs from Canada and the Republic of Korea

    Dogs exported on or after 2 December 2019 from Canada and the Republic of Korea are required to be fully vaccinated against CIV at least 14 days prior to export. Import permits will be granted with the new conditions from mid-September; however, if your dog will be exported prior to 2 December, the CIV condition will not apply.

  • 22 Aug 2019 3:33 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Migrations issue

  • 19 Aug 2019 11:09 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    From DEFRA:

    Travel preparation for pet owners for Christmas Travel

    As you know, our messaging advises pet owners planning to travel with their pets to Europe after Brexit to contact their vets at least four months before travel to prepare for all scenarios, including No Deal.

    We now want to remind pet owners planning a trip to the EU over the Christmas and New Year period that they need to speak to their vets before the end of August 2019 for guidance. 

    Check guidance on GOV.UK to know how to prepare (

    Dropbox of digital assets available for use: (link will open in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari). 

    How to prepare to travel with your pet over Christmas and New Year in all scenarios 

    If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019, pet owners would need to visit their vet four months before travelling. They will need to ensure their pet has a microchip, an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody. The blood test needs to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after its last rabies vaccination (whether that’s a booster or initial vaccination) and a minimum of three calendar months before travel. A current EU pet passport issued in the UK will not be valid for travel to the EU. Instead, pet owners would need to apply an Animal Health Certificate no more than 10 days before travel.

    Camilla Chapman | Senior External Affairs Manager | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mobile: 07341 800071 | Email: | Address: Seacole Block, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

  • 15 Aug 2019 3:01 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

      and to host a CEIV AVI webinar on Tuesday, August 27th.  2 session are schedule to suit your schedule.

    Full details here.  

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