We would like to inform you that further to the decision of European Commission the upcoming BTSF Training on Animal Health and on Import Controls which was due to take place on 9-12 March in Grange, Ireland has been cancelled.

This is due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

 We will inform you in case the trainings will be rescheduled later in time.


Event details
Dates: 9-12 March  2020
Location: European Commmission Grange
Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland, C15 DA 39
Event background
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) carries out audits of the controls implemented by competent authorities on a broad number of topics. These include the implementation of EU legislation relating to import controls and EU legislation in relation to animal health.


To increase or supplement the expertise of the audit teams, they in most cases, include a Member State expert in the topic at hand. Having Member State representatives ("national experts") included, also serves the purpose of increasing the knowledge and confidence amongst Member States of and in each other's control systems, the controls of the products imported into the EU and the auditing work of the Commission. Finally, it is also hoped that it will further the sharing of good practices across Member States. The event aims to provide training to National Experts in the above fields.