The training session is considered as intermediate. It is focused on practical veterinary checks at BIPs and is aimed at participants with a practical knowledge of veterinary checks, i.e. BIPs staff or officials working at local or central level with responsibilities in import controls.
However, as during the training session participants are grouped according to their knowledge, it is also useful to send newcomers working in a BIP to the courses provided that they have some basic knowledge on import controls. It is the second phase of the training course on BIPs 2013-2014 and the programme arranged for 2015-2016 includes some updates and improvements.
Training locations for the seaport, airport and road/rail have changed. Participants who have not yet attended the training courses in the past should be encouraged to participate with priority in this second phase of the training to ensure that all staff working in European BIPs has attended a training course.