The European Union changed its list of approved certification bodies in third countries for products to be imported into Europe. There are changes to the scope of certification of some certifiers and some certifiers have been added or deleted. In addition, requirements for certificates of inspection have become stricter. Beginning February 3, 2020, port of entry health authorities will only endorse a certificate of inspection if the certifier issued it prior to export. Certain sections of the certificates (boxes 13, 16, and 17) may be filled in with provisional information, since certifiers can not verify all of the data before the product is exported. The provisional information must be confirmed/updated within 10 days, and before the certificate can be endorsed at the port of entry.