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Personal Imports of Animal Products

Travellers

From EU Countries

In order to maintain the high level of protection for animal and public health only animal products which have been produced in accordance with EU rules may be imported for the purpose of own consumption. Generally, this applies to animal products which are on sale to the public in the Member State of origin that have been appropriately packaged and have an identifying EU health mark.

From Non-EU Countries

In summary it should be noted that the personal import of meat and milk products for own consumption purposes from almost all non-EU countries, by means of personal baggage, is prohibited under EU and national regulations.  However limited quantities of certain other animal products may be imported for own consumption, provided their original is an EU approved country.  For more information on this subject please see attached document.
Animal Products Imports for Personal Consumption - Advice for Travellers and Passengers (pdf 95Kb) 
Animal Products Imports for Personal Consumption - Advice for Travellers and Passengers (doc 156Kb)  

For further advice for Travellers and Passengers click here.

 

Packages sent by Post or Courier

From EU Countries

As is the case for travellers and subject to some conditions, animal products which have been produced in accordance with EU rules may be imported by private persons by post or couriers for the purpose of own consumption.

From Non-EU Countries

The import by private persons of meat and milk products from Non-EU countries by post or couriers for the purpose of own consumption is prohibited.

For more specific information on this subject please see the attached document.
Imports of Animal Products for Personal Consumption by Post or Courier (pdf 94Kb) 
Imports of Animal Products for Personal Consumption by Post or Courier (doc 157Kb)