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Border inspection post: import of food, feed and products of animal origin

The border inspection posts in Bremerhaven, Bremen and Cuxhaven are responsible for the import control of food and feed of animal and non-animal origin from third countries (countries outside the European Union).
Once the import controls have been carried out, the consignments can be cleared through customs and then traded freely in the EU. They are not subject to any further controls.

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The work of the border inspection post serves the
protection of the EU states against the introduction of animal diseases from abroad
protection of consumers against health risks that may emanate from food
protection of people and animals against feed that is hazardous to health

Requirements

Establishment of a CVED (Common Import Document) for consignments of animal origin or a CED (Common Import Document) for food and feed of non-animal origin

What documents do I need?

  • Registration form CVED or CVED for food of animal or plant origin

    GVDE = Common veterinary document for import (animal) / CED = Common veterinary document for import (plant)

  • Health certificate from the third country
  • if applicable, certificate of laboratory tests carried out
  • Bill of Lading

    Bill of Lading