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International Animal Product Export Regulations

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Notice

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 (Not for Human Consumption) to European Union

Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 - October 2009 (pdf 1.49mb)

Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 - as amended July 2011 (pdf 8.01mb)

***ALERTS- Important Information to Read Before Other Links on this Page***

TRACES: Information on requirement for facilities to be listed on TRACES (December 2012) (pdf 36kb)

Guidelines for Preparation of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 Export Certificates - April 2014 (pdf 115kb)

Transit/Storage Certificates: Alert Regarding New EU Position on Section I.5 of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 Health Certificates for Transit/Storage Consignments - March 2012 (pdf 21kb)

Additional information for individual EU countries may also be available, if the EU does not have harmonized requirements for an import, or if the specific importing country has different or additional requirements. Please be certain to check not only the below links but also the pages for the specific EU destination country and the EU country of the Border Inspection Post (BIP) (if different than the destination country).  Important additional country-specific information may be available under the pages for the specific EU countries.

COMMODITY SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Facilities must be approved by APHIS in compliance with Regulation (EU) 142/2011 to export the below commodities.  Any exceptions would be noted in the specific article.   Please contact your APHIS-Veterinary Services Area Office for details on how to request required approvals and certificates.

Animal by-products for the manufacture of products for purposes other than human or animal consumption - Chapter 8

Antibodies (purified antibodies derived from cell cultures) - May 2012 (pdf 11kb)

Apiculture by-products (including beeswax) - January 2013 (pdf 24kb)

Artemia cysts (aquatic invertebrate cysts or “eggs”) and derivatives - June 2012 (pdf 18kb)

Blood Products - for livestock feed – Chapter 4(B)

Blood - blood products from EQUIDAE animals intended for technical purposes – Chapter 4(A)

Blood - treated blood products from livestock not including equidae animals – Chapter 4(D) 

Blood - untreated blood products (not including those from equidae animals) - Chapter 4(C)

Collagen (For purposes other than human consumption) - Chapter 11

Display Items (for trade shows) - APHIS facility approval not required - March 2011 (pdf 16kb)

Egg products intended for livestock feeding - Chapter 15 - February 2012 (pdf 12kb)

Fat - Rendered Animal-Origin Fat for the Production of Biodiesel - Chapter 10(B)

Feathers - June 2011 (pdf 18kb)

Fish meal and fish oil - May 2013 (pdf 29kb)

Furs - May 2012 (pdf 18kb)

Gelatin (For purposes other than human consumption) - Chapter 11

Hair/Wool

Hides - fresh or chilled hides and skins of ungluates - Chapter 5(A)

Hides - treated hides and skins of ungulates – Chapter 5(B)

Hydrolyzed proteins – Chapter 12  

Intermediate Products – Importer declaration for the import from third countries and for the transit through the European Union of intermediate products to be used for the manufacture of medicinal products, veterinary medicinal products, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and laboratory reagents – Chapter 20

Invertebrate cysts (aquatic) - See Artemia cysts

Laboratory/ zoo animal food (animal-origin foods for laboratory and zoo animals) - May 2011 (pdf 10kb)

Manure including guano - Chapter 17

Milk and milk-based/derived products not for human consumption

Pet Food (Canned) - Chapter 3(A)

Pet Food (Chews) - Chapter 3(C)

Pet Food (Processed Pet Food Other than Canned) - Chapter 3(B)

Pet Food Ingredient: Flavoring innards (includes digests) - Chapter 3(E)

Pet Food Ingredient: Unprocessed Animal By-Products - Chapter 3(F)

Pig Bristles - Chapter 7(A)

Research and Diagnostic Samples - APHIS facility approval not required - May 2012 (pdf 16kb)

Sea sponges (Certified by NOAA) July 2012 (pdf 12kb)

Trade Samples - (Not including display items for trade shows) APHIS facility approval not required

Trophies - having been submitted to a complete taxidermy treatment - November 2011 (pdf 15kb)

Trophies (Partially treated game trophies consisting only of hides, skins, bones, horns, hooves, claws, antlers, and/or teeth of ungulates or birds) - Chapter 6(A)

Used cooking oil – See yellow grease

Yellow grease (used cooking oil) - August 2011 (pdf 5kb)

Wool - See Hair/Wool

 

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Last Modified: April 10, 2014