There has been an update in relation to new Border Inspection Posts (BIP) at the Channel ports and Republic of Ireland that will now accept live animals.

If you look at the attached document, the BIPs that accept live aquatic animals only are marked as Code O while those BIPs with the code O(14) means that exporters must check first with the country’s Competent Authority about if whether these BIPs will accept live aquatic animals.

Therefore, the new BIPs accepting live aquatic animals are:

  • Republic of Ireland: Dublin (airport and seaport), Rosslare Europort
  • France: Caen-Ouistreham, Saint-Malo, and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport

France: BIPs where industry needs to check first with the French Competent Authority that live aquatic animals will be accepted are:

  • The ports of Calais, Cherbourg and Dieppe
  • The airports of Marseilles, Toulon and Nice