Live animals and germinal products

The objective of the Animal Health policy is to maintain the animal health status in the EU, whilst permitting imports of animals in accordance with the appropriate animal health standards and international obligations.

Imported live animals present a high level of risk as they can transmit serious human and animal diseases. Veterinary border controls assure that consignments of live animals can only enter into the EU, if they have satisfactorily undergone specific checks.

Last updated: 12/09/2019