Responsibilities of this Division include achieving Third Country trade access for Irish produced products of animal origin and to maintain existing international markets. Commodities include livestock, livestock products, pets, poultry, horses, dairy products, animal feed, germinal products and animal by-products. Barriers to market access and trade are identified and contributions are made for their elimination. The Division also facilitates and regulates transport arrangements in respect of live animals. The Division also host and lead trade missions and actively monitor & positively influence EU trade negotiations. The division also has coordination responsibility for the EU TRACES IT system (Trade Control and Expert System) which supports SPS certification into the European Union, and for intra-EU trade and EU exports of animals and certain animal products.