Policy paper

Review of controls on imports of animals and animal products: April 2014 to March 2016

This is the 12th review of controls on imports of animals and animal products (April 2014 to March 2016).


A description of the UK system of controls on imports of live animals and products of animal origin and evaluation of its performance (April 2014 - March 2016): print version

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This is the 12th review of the United Kingdom (UK) import controls of animals and animal products in accordance with section 10A of the Animal Health Act 1981 (as amended by the Animal Health Act 2002).

The report explains the specific outcomes, policy and operational developments. It also describes the steps being taken by government and others to prevent the introduction of disease through the importation of animals and animal products. It:

  • provides an overview of the effectiveness of the UK import controls
  • explains how the system of import controls and other safeguard measures work

And gives details of:

  • global disease surveillance and horizon scanning
  • effectiveness of controls at the border
  • measures taken inland
  • cooperation between agencies
Published 7 September 2017