Guidance

Exporting to the UK: countries and establishments approved to export animals and animal products

The EU and non-EU countries and establishments approved to export animals and animal products to the UK and how competent authorities can apply for approval.

EU and non-EU countries must be approved to export animals and animal products to the UK.

Competent authorities, official vets and exporters can check lists of:

The EFTA includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Official vets in countries exporting to the UK can check these lists to make sure exporters meet the import requirements on UK health certificates.

Apply for approval to export to the UK

Competent authorities in EU and non-EU countries must apply for approval to export animals and animal products to the UK.

To apply for approval, competent authorities must email the UK Office for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Trade Assurance at ukassurance@defra.gov.uk.

Establishments approved to export to the UK

Competent authorities must make sure lists of establishments approved to export to the UK are accurate and up to date.

Competent authorities should complete the relevant application form and email it to the UK Office for SPS Trade Assurance at ukassurance@defra.gov.uk to make changes to lists of:

Residue control plans

Competent authorities of EU and non-EU countries with approved residue control plans must submit plans and results annually. Email the UK Office for SPS Trade Assurance at ukassurance@defra.gov.uk to find out how to submit this information.

If you need help

Competent authorities can email the UK Office for SPS Trade Assurance at ukassurance@defra.gov.uk for information about:

Published 15 November 2021