Export of animals on an industrial basis Official veterinary health certificate

For export to non-EU countries, animals must in principle meet certain requirements of the country of destination and be accompanied by a health certificate confirming compliance with the health requirements for export by an official veterinarian or official veterinarian.

This applies in particular to mammals, birds, fish, but also amphibians, reptiles, insects, arachnids, molluscs and other animals.

Animals that do not meet the health requirements may not be exported.

 The same applies to movements between the Member States of the European Union.

The required health certificates depend on the country of destination and may have to be obtained from the embassy or authorities of the same.

In addition, rules and regulations of the countries of destination apply.

Related Links

  • Internal Market Animal Disease Protection Ordinance (BmTierSSchV)
  • Veterinarian Fee Schedule (GOT)

First of all, the requirements of the country of destination of the export must be clarified.

The animals must then be examined for export and a health certificate must be issued.

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