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European Union - Animal Products NOT for Human Consumption

Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 - as amended June 2019 (pdf 317kb)

Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 - as amended March 2022 (pdf 13.98mb)

Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 - as amended October 2020 (pdf 683kb)

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TRACES: Information on requirement for facilities to be listed on TRACES (June 2022) (pdf 296kb)

Guidelines for Preparation of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 Export Certificates - December 2021 (pdf 568kb)

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.


Facilities must be listed 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 Veterinary Services service center for details on how to request any required listings 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) - May 2017 (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 

Dicalcium Phosphate - Chapter 12

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 2022 (pdf 134kb)

Fish meal and fish oil - April 2022 (pdf 182kb)

Fish oil - See Fish meal and fish oil

Furs - May 2012 (pdf 18kb)

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


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 

Insect-origin processed animal protein - not including pet foods - May 2017 (pdf  79kb)

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)

Pet Supplements (Animal-Origin) - January 2018 (pdf 12kb)

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 - of Animal By-Products (Not including display items for trade shows)

Tricalcium Phosphate - Chapter 12

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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