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Mon, 25 Nov


Online Training

SPS Rules & Veterinary Border Controls

This course develops the competencies that professionals need to deal with all aspects of food and plant imports, identifying the type of food, feed, animal, and plant products that require a licence, how to apply for permits + design an effective compliance system.

SPS Rules & Veterinary Border Controls
SPS Rules & Veterinary Border Controls

Time & Location

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25 Nov 2024, 09:00 – 13:00 GMT

Online Training

About the event

This four-hour course is designed to help you identify SPS controls and obtain the necessary licences prior to importing and exporting. It is ideal for customs and global trade professionals who need to become competent in all aspects of the imports of live animals, products of animal origin, live plants, plant products, animal by-products etc. This means being able to deal with the aspects of biosecurity and SPS controls and the trade in food, feed etc.


Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulations are what regulate international commerce in foods, plants, and animal goods. Your products will need certifications, checks, and inspections as an importer of SPS items. Before your items may enter a country, these must be completed at the border.

Importers may be ready to assure effectiveness and compliance with the aid of our specialised training modules and specialised consulting services.

What we will cover in this course

• SPS - What does this mean?

• Introduction of Food Control at Global Level: SPS Agreement of the WTO

• Example of Food Control in Free Trade Agreements: EU-UK TCA SPS measures

• Type of Products subject to SPS controls (POAO, Composites, ABPs, Plants, Live etc)

• Getting to know the regulatory bodies in charge of controlling SPS product flow.

• Pre-notifications: A closer look at TRACES and IPAFFS

• EU Offical Controls Requirements for import of food, feed, POAO and Plant Products

• Latest UK DEFRA SPS controls under the UK Target Operating Model to be import-ready.

• Risk Ratings (UK)

• Digital Certification (UK and EU)

• Walk Through the Common Health Entry Certificate (CHED)

• Identification of applicable Health Certificate that Exporters and Importers should use (For example EU and UK)

• Step by Step Walk Through the SPS import and export process

• What are composite commodities, which items do they encompass, and the criteria for importing composite goods?

• Plant and plant-derived products importation procedures?

• certifications and laws governing phytosanitary procedures.

• Requirements for inspection and advance notice.

• If your products fail the goods inspection, what occurs?

• How border checkpoints now operate and how they will operate

Who would benefit from this course?

The worldwide sales, supply chain, accounting/finance, customs, and shipping professionals involved in shipping affected goods at any level may benefit from this training. Please contact for more information.

Who is the trainer/instructor?

Customs & Global Trade Expert Arne Mielken or a customs & global trade professional partner with many years of practical experience in the course subject.

Expected Outcome and Results

Upon completion of this course, you will have developed a great general awareness and thorough knowledge of:

- The rules and regulations governing SPS controls in the EU and the UK

- How to obtain an SPS licence and made pre-notifications

- How to identify SPS licensable products.

- How to set up an SPS export and import-compliant import and export process.

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Participants are invited to complete a Quiz after the training. If they pass with a rate of 80%, they will receive a Certificate of completion. This ascertains that you have received formal training and have met the above-mentioned outcomes and results.

Those achieving a pass rate of below 80% or not completing the course, will receive a Certificate of Participation.


Use the online form to book or call +44 79 13 650 183 or e-mail

Practical Aspects

• Course ID: DITC-004

• This course is covered by our terms and conditions. Please review them before signing up for this course.

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