Imports, transits, exports and intra-Community movements under animal health and food legislation: authorisation Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

For import, transit and, in some cases, for export and intra-Community movements of animals and animal products in accordance with Paragraph 1 of the Intra-Community Movement And Import and Transit of Animals and Goods (BmTierSSchV) as well as goods that may be carriers of contagious substances, you need a permit.

This shall not apply to animals and goods originating in a third country accompanied by a certificate for which there is no authorisation requirement.

Authorisation may not be granted where there is a fear of the spread of animal disease.

Related Links

  • Verordnung über das innergemeinschaftliche Verbringen sowie die Einfuhr und Durchfuhr von Tieren und Waren (BmTierSSchV)

Documents are required. These vary from case to case. Please contact the appropriate body.


Intra-Community movement refers to movement between the Member States of the European Union.

On the other hand, animals and goods from third countries are imported. These are countries that are not members of the European Union.

Transit means imported consignments, which are then re-executed. In this way, they come from a third country and also return to a third country.

Before any removal, import or transit, it should be clarified exactly what conditions are to be met in order to prevent the return of the animals or goods at the border inspection post.

products and food products that do not comply with the laws in force in Germany, unless

  • food intended exclusively for scientific purposes, for trade fairs, exhibitions or similar events,
  • food samples and samples in small quantities,

may not be moved inland. Their transit, in turn, is permitted, but requires customs supervision.

Related Links

  • Verordnung über das innergemeinschaftliche Verbringen sowie die Einfuhr und Durchfuhr von Tieren und Waren (BmTierSSchV)
  • Verordnung über die Durchführung der veterinärrechtlichen Kontrollen bei der Einfuhr und Durchfuhr von Lebensmitteln tierischen Ursprungs aus Drittländern sowie über die Einfuhr sonstiger Lebensmittel aus Drittländern (LMEV)
  • Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch (LFGB)
  • Verordnung (EG) Nr. 998/2003 über die Veterinärbedingungen für die Verbringung von Heimtieren zu anderen als Handelszwecken und zur Änderung der Richtlinie 92/65/EWG

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