The following information pertains to consignments returning to the Union after being refused entry to a Third Country by the competent authority in that country.
The documents required are:
original health certificate or other documents if health certificate not issued
document stating reason for refusal
any other document requested by Animal Product Imports
The consignment must undergo a documentary and identity check, and a physical check if appropriate, in a Border Control Post.
The authority at the border control post of arrival monitors the transport and arrival at the place of the consignment.
A declaration is required from the competent authority of the place of destination that they agree to receive the consignment. This declaration is not required where the consignment returns to a point of origin that is located in the same Member State as the Border Control Post of arrival into the Union.
If it is not possible to provide the documents referred to in that provision, the origin of the consignment may be authenticated in another way on the basis of documented evidence presented by the operator responsible for the consignment.
On receipt of the VET14 Re-Import Authorisation, the consignment must be pre-notified to the BCP of import using part 1 of the CHED form (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715) via TRACES NT.
You must also include:
the original health certificate issued with the consignment, or a scan of it
the export documentation (e.g. invoice, packing list, bill of lading) or a copy officially endorsed of such export documentation should be provided
the official declaration of the competent authority or of other public authorities of the third country indicating the reason for the refusal of entry, the place and date of unloading and re-loading in the third country and confirming that the consignment did not undergo any handling other than unloading, storage and re-loading and the unloading and re-loading of the products of animal origin and composite products was handled hygienically to avoid cross contamination and the products were stored under hygienic conditions and at the required temperature
No attempt should be made to re-import a consignment until a VET 14 has been issued.
On receipt of the VET14 Re-Import Authorisation, the consignment must be pre-notified to the BCP of import using part 1 of the CHED form via TRACES NT.
The re-imported consignment must present at an EU Approved Border Control Post (BCP) designated to deal with animal products (currently either Shannon Airport or Dublin Port) accompanied by the original copies of the documentation detailed above.
Provided the consignment passes the controls at the BCP, the consignment must then be returned directly to the establishment of origin accompanied by BCP F5 form, which will be issued at the BIP.
The BIP F5 must be completed on arrival at the establishment of origin by a responsible person, and returned to the BCP within 12 hours.
The Competent Authority (CA) as stated on the VET 14 that is responsible for the establishment of origin must examine the consignment and make a decision on the product’s future permitted use.