Animals and goods of animal origin; monitoring of trade

Monitoring the trade in animals and goods of animal origin is the task of the official veterinarians at the district offices and serves to ensure compliance with animal disease, animal welfare and food law regulations.



You can find out from your veterinary office or the Munich Airport border inspection post which regulations must be observed in detail and for which cases exceptions are possible. Information on this can also be obtained on the Internet from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection as well as the customs service centers.


The legal provisions may change at short notice. It is recommended that you inform yourself about the legal provisions in good time before a planned import/transfer/journey.

Required documents

  • Veterinary certificates (for live animals)

    to be carried in the context of intra-Community trade and importation

  • Health certificates (for foodstuffs)

    to be carried on importation


  • The amount of the fees depends on the individual case.


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