For your company to be able to export live animals and germinal products to countries outside the EU, your company has to be
- registered and when necessary approved to operate in Finland
- in the export register administered by the Food Authority.
The conditions for export depend on the country of destination and the product
The authorities in the country of destination set down the conditions for export of live animals and germinal products. Sort out the conditions for export of your product well ahead of time! The animal disease situation in Finland and EU can impact the export conditions. The requirements can change quickly if there is an outbreak of animal disease.
For the export of animals and germinal products to countries outside the EU you will need an animal health certificate for each lot almost without exception. The official veterinarian who oversees your operation can issue an animal health certificate for you.
Adhere to the transport regulations when you transport live animals. Remember, that the animals have to be protected during transport and from injury and illness and all avoidable pain and suffering in conjunction with the transport.