Guidance on importing live animals or animal products

Collection of guidance for importing live animals and 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, animal by-products, high-risk food and feed

Endangered species


Use these licences to import live animals or animal products.

Identifying imported livestock

Updates to this page

Published 23 November 2022
Last updated 13 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added links to animal by-products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin to the 'live animals, high-risk food and feed' section. Retitled the section 'live animals, animal by-products, high-risk food and feed'.

  2. Added 'Import eggs to Great Britain' guide.

  3. First published.