2021-11: Great Britain: Collagen: New government certificate for the export of collagen for human consumption

Date of issue: 10 September 2021

Date of effect: Immediate

Reference Number: MAA2021-11

Related: MAA2021-06


  • Industries—AFGC
  • Export establishments
  • Exporters
  • Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment —Central and Regional offices


To advise of changes to export certification requirements for the export of collagen for human consumption to Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Summary of key points

  • From 30 June 2021, a new certificate template was required to be used by exporters.
  • Collagen for human consumption, currently exported to the European Union on the Z995 certificate, will be exported to Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man on the IGBG certificate.
Commodity Previous version for EU New template for GB
Collagen for human consumption Z995       IGBG

What do you need to do?

Request the certificate as normal by contacting foodexports@awe.gov.au. Once issued, the certificate wording will refer to Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man rather than the European Union.

Pre-notification requirements

Pre-notification on the UK Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) must be provided by GB import agents and cannot be raised by exporters directly.

Trade to Northern Ireland

Trade to Northern Ireland will continue on existing European Union (EU) certificates, under the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed between the United Kingdom (UK) and the EU. The EU TRACES system must continue to be used to provide pre-notification of imports to Northern Ireland.

Please contact the department for advice on selection of the appropriate certificates if you intend to send product to ports in Northern Ireland (foodexports@awe.gov.au or phone 1800 900 090)


The UK Government has published advice regarding transit or trans-shipment through the UK.

Companies are encouraged to verify that their shipments have the correct certification prior to their shipments leaving Australia, noting restrictions around the replacement of health certificates for both the EU and the UK.


The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (Micor) will be updated to reflect this market access advice. The department encourages users of Micor to subscribe to the Micor update service for a commodity specific email that lists changes that have been made in the preceding week.

The information provided above is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice

Last reviewed: 10 September 2021
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