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Guidance on importing live animals or animal products

Collection of guidance for importing live animals and animal products.

The government has introduced new legislation to make changes to how the Northern Ireland Protocol will apply. You should continue to use the guidance below for now. It will be updated in due course, giving you time to prepare for any new requirements.

Pet dogs, cats and ferrets

Read guidance if you’re:

Exporting

Read guidance on exporting live animals or animal products.

Topical issues

Current issues relating to imports and exports of animals and animal products.

Welfare of animals in transport

Import under Balai rules

Balai rules apply to a group of animals not covered by other legislation.

Food, drink and composite products

Live animals, cattle or high-risk food and feed

Endangered species

Licences

Use these licences to import live animals or animal products.

Published 23 November 2022