More information regards life post 29th March in the event of a no deal Brexit, this time relating to the ongoing validity (or not) of the DEFRA Certifications and the Type 2 License.
It does not read well BUT no reason to panic and assume the worse! Brexit may yet not happen, and a no deal has to be extremely unlikely as it really does not seem what anybody in power wants.
All depends if/when the UK is deemed a Third Country i.e. NOT in the EU and what (if any) ‘transitional agreements’ are put in place.
DEFRA Certificates and Type 2 Licenses relate to ALL animal transporters NOT just pet transports, so it seems reasonable to assume that something will be sorted out …..
For now though the details are below and our approach will remain the same: once the regulations are known we will adhere to them and run legal transports within the terms allowed.
Here is the official UK Defra advice to its Type-2 animal transporters warning their Authorisations´ validity outside the UK will shortly cease.
It should be noted that while this is contained within the so-called No Deal advice published recently, the EU nevertheless long ago set the cut-off date as 29 March 2019, the point at which the UK becomes a Third Country, with or without a deal (see below).
“The EU would also no longer recognise transport authorisations, certificates of competence, or vehicle approval certificates issued by the UK.
“UK transporters wishing to transport live animals in the EU would need to appoint a representative within an EU country and apply to their relevant government department to obtain a valid Transporter Authorisation, Certificate of Competence, Vehicle Approval Certificate …
“UK-issued transport documentation would remain valid for transport within the UK only.”
The EU´s warnings on this point were first published November 2017. It´s latest Notice to Stakeholders can be found in English here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/file_import/animal_transport_en.pdf?fbclid=IwAR31o8I6mqcMZ7d4qxh80TNCfmE45ZJieYlYFzPay-BbQJHgIV3th1Is4r4
Rescuers and others seeking future transport into the UK should also make themselves aware of the changes that will shortly become necessary re BIPs, TRACES and the forthcoming ´´TRACES-UK´´ scheme.