Products of animal origin (Regulation 206/2009)

Products of animal origin (regulation 206/2009)

Product

Country of origin

Eu member state

Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland

Faeroe Icelands, Greenland, Iceland

Other countries

Products of animal origin for human consumption

Meat and milk products

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

10 kg

0 kg

  • Frog legs
reasonable
quantities
reasonable
quantities
10 kg 2 kg

Infant food and special foods required for medical reasons (1)

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

10 kg

2 kg

Fishery products   (2)

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

Greenland: 20 kg

Faeroe Icelands and Iceland: reasonable quantities

20 kg

  • Caviar of sturgeon species

125 g

125 g

125 g

125 g

  • Live lobsters and crabs
reasonable
quantities
reasonable
quantities

Greenland: 20 kg

Faeroe Islands and Icelands: reasonable quantities

0 kg

Other products (such as insects, eggs, live molluscs, snails, honey, with the exception of honey with comb) (3)

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

10 kg

2 kg

Honey with comb reasonable
quantities
reasonable
quantities
10 kg 0 kg

Chocolate, biscuits, cakes etc.

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

Products of animal origin destined for the feeding of pets

Meat and milk products

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

10 kg

0 kg

Feed required for medical reasons

reasonable
quantities

reasonable
quantities

10 kg

2 kg

Products which are exempted from veterinary controls:

  • bread, cakes, biscuits and sweet biscuits, waffles and wafers, rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products, chocolate, confectionery (including sweets);
  • food supplements packaged for the final consumer, containing Limited quantities (in total less than 20%) of processed products of animal origin other than meat products;
  • olives stuffed with fish;
  • pasta and noodles not mixed or filled with meat product;
  • soup stocks and flavourings packaged for the final consumer with less than 50 % of fish oils, powders or extracts.

Weight is per person.

If the weight exceeds the the maximum permitted quantity, the total quantity will be seized.

Commercial shipments shall meet the applicable import conditions (such as country of origin, holding of origin, certificate, control in GCP).

Protection measures within the framework of animal diseases also apply to personal imports.

(1) Conditions applicable to meat and milk products: the product does not require refrigeration before consumption; it is a packaged proprietary brand product; the packaging is unbroken unless in current use.

(2) Conditions applicable to fishery products (including fresh, dried, cooked, cured or smoked fish, and certain shellfish, such as prawns, lobsters, dead mussels and dead oysters): fresh fish are eviscerated; max. 20 kg per person or one fish if it weighs more than 20 kg. These conditions do not apply to the Faeroe Islands and Iceland.

(3) Conditions applicable to other products: the weight limit applies to the whole of the other products (such as honey, snails, eggs  = max 2 or 10 kg).