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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Authorisations of holdings and establishments for intra-Community transport under the Internal Market Animal Health Regulation


Participation in intra-Community trade requires the authorisation of holdings under the Internal Market Animal Health Regulation (BmTierSSchV).


Pursuant to Paragraph 15 of the BmTierSSchV, monkeys and semi-monkeys, farmed and farmed poultry and a variety of animal products (e.B. semen, embryos and ova) may be moved to other Member States only if the animals or products come from an approved holding.

The following establishments or establishments also require appropriate authorisation for intra-Community transport:

  • Livestock trading companies
  • Dealer stables
  • Livestock collection points
  • Zoos, wildlife parks and other animal husbandry facilities for scientific or experimental purposes or for the conservation of animal species or breeds

The procedure:

After receipt and examination of the required documents, a joint company inspection is carried out in consultation with the company.

On the basis of the documents and evidence submitted and the on-the-spot examination, the competent authority shall grant authorisation if the conditions are met.

In this case, the establishment shall be given a veterinary control number. The approval is published in the Federal Gazette.

National Administration Office - Consumer Protection Unit, Veterinary Affairs

Written application by the operator for authorisation of the facility

The approval of the establishment requires the documentation and evidence showing that the holding in question meets the conditions set out in the BmTierSSchV:

  • Commercial register extract (for companies, companies)
  • Designation of the permanent establishment with registration number in accordance with the Livestock Traffic Ordinance
  • Property register statement (map)
  • Operating floor plan
  • Operating description
  • operational hygiene program
  • Vaccination scheme
  • occupational health control programme
  • Proof of the veterinarian authorised to perform official duties
  • Samples of the animal health and loss register
  • Evidence of the freeness of certain pathogens
  • Protocols of inspectionby the Veterinary Office responsible for monitoring
  • Records of occupational health surveillance
  • Information on pest control, water supply, sanitation and carcass disposal
  • Accident concept
  • If necessary, further documents

Please contact the competent authority for the information and documents to be provided. These vary depending on the individual case.

Permission is subject to a charge. The fees are determined according to the respective cost or fee regulations.

The official approval must be made before the start of the activity.

Requests for grant or authorisation may be addressed to the competent authority without any specific formal requirements.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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