For those importing semen, embryos or horses, this update from Defra is to explain changes to the use of TRACES to pre-notify shipments of animals and products of animal origin (POAO) into the UK."As a result of the incoming smarter rules for safer food (SRSF) regulations, which are designed to improve our biosecurity, TRACES will be decommissioned and switched off on 14 December 2019.A new pre-notification system will replace TRACES from 14 December 2019 and further information on that replacem