Corporate report

Review of controls on imports of animals and animal products: April 2016 to March 2017

This is the 13th review of controls on imports of animals and animal products (April 2016 to March 2017).


A description of the UK system of controls on import of live animals and animal products and evaluation of its performance to protect public and animal health (April 2016 – March 2017): print version

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This is the 13th 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
  • effectiveness of controls at the border
  • measures taken inland
  • cooperation between agencies
Published 12 September 2018