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International Animal Product Export Regulations



If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the products will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products to United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a member state of the European Union. The European Union has harmonized import requirements for certain animal origin products. For harmonized protocols (for commodities not listed below) please refer to the general information file for the European Union.

Bee pollen (for uses outside of apiculture) - July 2013 (pdf 13kb)

Biodiesel (finished fuel which could be derived from animal-origin materials) - July 2013 (pdf 13kb)

Blood products derived from livestock other than equidae

Cuttlefish bones - July 2013 (pdf 13kb)

Educational materials (animal by-products imported for use or resale as educational tools) - October 2013 (pdf 1MB)

Fishing baits - July 2013 (pdf 18kb)

Game trophies - July 2013 (pdf 17kb)

Intermediate products (information on how to determine if a particular consignment may be exported to the UK as an “intermediate product”) - July 2013 (pdf 12kb)

Lanolin (wool grease) intended for technical purposes - October 2013 (pdf 13kb)

Non-human primate materials - July 2013 (pdf 12kb)

Nutraceuticals for pets - July 2013 (pdf 12kb)

Peritoneal fluid and derivatives - July 2013 (pdf 12kb)

Rodent and other "laboratory animal" materials for research purposes - July 2013 (pdf 16kb)

Sponges (animal-origin) - July 2013 (pdf 13kb)

Trade Shows - January 2012 (pdf 35kb)

Yellow grease (used vegetable oil) for biodiesel production - July 2013 (pdf 12kb)


Last Modified: June 26, 2014