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Contact Details


Tel: 0300 244 9874
Fax: 0300 244 9797

Animal Health and Welfare,
P Spur
Saughton House,
Broomhouse Drive,
EH11 3XD

Imports and Exports

Imports and Exports

This section applies only to farm animals and domesticated animals. Information on the importation and exportation of endangered species can be found on the CITES website.

Imports and exports of animals and animal products represent an important and significant contribution to the UK economy - but they can also bring with them the risk of animal diseases. Imports are therefore subject to strict controls at the UK border under EU and national rules.

Information on the following topics can be found by following the links in the left-hand menu bar:

  • Imports (includes quarantine rules)
  • Exports
  • Pet Travel Scheme
  • Circuses
  • Animal pathogens

Information on international trade in live animals and animal products for businesses

Note: whilst we do keep this website up to date - please check that all conditions have been met prior to moving animals.