Intra-Community trade in certain animals and animal products; application for approval of a holding
You must apply for approval for your farm if you want to trade commercially in animals, breeding material and/or animal products within the Community.
The animals, breeding material or animal products to be moved within the Community must come from approved establishments and meet identification and traceability requirements.
The overriding principle in the movement of animals is always that animal diseases will not be spread and that animal health during transport and health status at destination will not be jeopardized. This is primarily the responsibility of the operator.
For the approval of an establishment wishing to carry out intra-Community trade, it is checked whether compliance with the relevant animal health and hygiene requirements is ensured.
With the approval, the respective establishment is assigned a registration number to be published for intra-Community trade.
The planned movement must be notified to the competent veterinary authority.
For a movement, the animals must meet the animal health requirements.
The approval procedure begins with the submission of the documents relevant to the approval 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. On the basis of the documents and an on-site visit, the government checks and decides whether the requirements relevant to animal diseases, animal health and hygiene are met in each individual case.
With the approval notice, the company is assigned a registration number for intra-Community trade, which is listed and published.
Approved establishments and facilities are listed and published.
You must submit an application for permission to the competent authority before starting the activity.
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 Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
- Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
- Online transactions, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
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- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited