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New food and animal export mandates for EU effective January 15, 2022

Effective January 15, 2022, exporters of commercial food and animal commodities destined for the European Union (EU) where certification is required under the new EU Animal Health Law (AHL), will be required to use updated export certificates. Export certificates will be accessed through the Trade Control and Expert System New Technology (TRACES NT), which serves as the EU's e-certification system.

The updated export certificates are the result of the EU Animal Health Law (AHL) that came into force in spring 2021. Using the TRACES NT system for export certificates will provide a secure, convenient, and streamlined process for doing business with the EU.

Exporters are encouraged to not delay and create an EU login account and user access profile in TRACES NT in advance of the January 15, 2022 deadline.