Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Animal Products to Austria
Austria is a member state of the European Union. The European Union has harmonized requirements for certain animal origin products. For harmonized protocols please refer to the general information file for the European Union.
Language requirement for Certificates
German is the official language of Austrian border inspection posts (BIPS). Most Austrian BIPS will generally accept English certificates, but the importer may have to pay an additional translation fee at the border inspection post of approximately 40 Euros (this price is subject to change). To avoid this additional fee, certificates should be in both English and German. In all cases, prior to shipment exporters should have their Austrian importers check with the border inspection post through which the consignment will enter the European Union to confirm the acceptability of the certificates.
Rodent-origin materials intended for technical purposes - May 2012 (pdf 39kb)
Last Modified: May 14, 2012