Intra-Community trade in certain animals and animal products; application for approval of a holding
Trade in the European internal market in certain animals and certain animal products requires approval of the establishments involved.
Participation in intra-Community trade in certain animals and animal products requires approval of participating establishments in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/429. The procedure is application-based. It is checked whether compliance with the relevant animal disease, animal health and hygiene requirements can be guaranteed. Livestock, productive and breeding poultry including day-old chicks, monkeys and prosimians, and a variety of animal products (e.g. semen, embryos and ova, and hatching eggs) may only be moved to other EU Member States if the animals or products originate from an appropriately approved establishment (e.g. EC livestock trading companies for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats; EC traders' stables for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats; EC livestock assembly centres for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and solipeds; zoos, wildlife parks and other establishments keeping animals for scientific or experimental purposes or for the preservation of animal species or breeds).
With the approval, the respective establishment is assigned an approval number to be published for intra-Community trade.
Farm animals, productive and breeding poultry including day-old chicks, monkeys and prosimians, and a variety of animal products (e.g. semen, embryos and ova, and hatching eggs) may only be moved to other EU member states if the animals or products come from an approved establishment. For individual animals, products and establishments, the requirements are set out in Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2035 and 2020/691.
The approval procedure begins with the submission of the documents to the locally responsible district administrative authority (district office or independent city), which carries out a preliminary examination and forwards the application to the government. The government checks and decides whether the relevant animal health and hygiene requirements are met in each individual case.
With the approval notice, the company is assigned an approval number for intra-Community trade, which is listed and published.
Approved establishments and facilities are listed and published.
1 - 3 months
Written application specifying the species(ies), the activities envisaged and the persons responsible for the holding.
Extract from the commercial register
Floor plan with designation of the premises and the facilities
Floor plan with drawing of the personnel routes
Ground plan of the premises with drawing of the routes of the transport vehicles and the animals as well as the disposal routes
Hygiene zone plan
Plans for water supply, sewage disposal and animal carcass disposal
Company hygiene programmes
(cleaning and disinfection plan, pest control plan)
Company health programs
(insemination stations, embryo transfer stations, etc.)
General average concept
(e.g. alarm plan with accessibility data for emergency killing, behaviour in the event of epizootic disease, power failure, other disruptions to normal operations)
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
- Cost range for approval: between 100,00 and 5.000,00 EUR (according to administrative expenses)
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
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