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Live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine gastropods

A list of approved third countries, establishments approved for the import and transit as well as models of the required veterinary certificates for live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine gastropods intended for direct human consumption can be found here.
For animals not intended for direct consumption see page > importing live animals > aquaculture animals.

Conditions apply with reservation as to
in force at the time of import.

General requirements for import and transit

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Import and transit of foods of animal origin from third countries
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Approved third countries of origin

You can find the list of approved countries of origin in annex l of
last amended by
Note that only some types of products can be imported from certain countries.
Third countries are only eligible for exports according to the list referred to in

Approved supplying establishments

Model of the required veterinary certificate

You can find the model of the required veterinary certificate needed for imports in appendix V to annex VI of: 
The model needed for transits (third country-Switzerland-third country) can be found here:

To leave a message for specialist staff: info@blv.admin.ch

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