Animal and Plant Health Agency services impacted by April 2023 strike

What APHA services may be affected?

The services delivered by APHA's Centre for International Trade Team that has been targeted for industrial action may be affected, including the provision of certification, licences and expert advice on the following:

  • Imports and exports of animals (including pets and equines)
  • Imports and exports of animal products
  • Trade in plants and animals that are listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

What is APHA doing to avoid disruption during the strike action?

Having been made aware of planned targeted strike action, APHA has put plans in place to minimise any impact to business-critical work as far as possible.

Advice for APHA service users

To minimise the risk of potential delays, APHA is encouraging those who use these services to plan-ahead and submit any service-related requests to APHA in advance.

Details of how to

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