Guidance

Animal pathogens and carriers: import from the EU to Great Britain

Find the licence and declaration you must use to import animal pathogens and carriers to Great Britain from the EU.

Documents

General import licence

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Declaration template

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Use a general import licence to import animal pathogens or carriers to GB from the EU.

You should give your exporter a copy of the declaration template for them to complete.

The general licence and completed declaration form must travel with your import.

You need to apply for a licence if you’re importing animal pathogens or carriers to GB from a non-EU country.

You need to follow different guidance if you’re importing specified animal pathogens to GB.

Published 28 March 2012
Last updated 26 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove out of date guidance.

  2. Updated document - General import licence: IAPO

  3. Published new version of guidance document and general import licence.

  4. First published.