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:
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
Use these licences to import live animals or animal products.
Last updated 16 February 2023 + show all updates
Added 'Import eggs to Great Britain' guide.