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Processed animal protein

This page shows samples of the veterinary certificates required for import and transit and (where available) the lists of recognised countries of origin and approved suppliers.

They are applicable subject to the import bans effective on the day of import, temporary restrictions and special conditions (see links). 


For approval and import procedures and application form, see page on "Animal by-products (ABP) from third countries" (see links).

The processed animal protein to be imported must have been manufactured as defined in Annex X Chapter II Section 1 of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 and comply with the additional requirements stipulated in Annex XIV Chapter I Section 1 and 2 of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 (see links).

Approved countries of origin

The countries from which processed animal protein may be imported into Switzerland are listed in Annex XIV Chapter 1 Section 1 Table 1 of Regulation (EU) 142/2011.

For processed animal protein other than fish meal, these are countries as listed in Annex II Part 1 of Regulation (EU) 206/2010 (see also (EU) 144/2011).

For fish meal, these are countries as listed in Annex II of Decision 2006/766/EC.

Approved supplying establishments in third countries

Lists of suppliers in third countries must be included in the TRACES system according to the technical specifications published by the Commission on its website. The veterinary authorities of the approved country of origin are responsible for permitting goods for export only from suppliers that meet the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 and Regulation (EU) 142/2011.
Decision 2007/453/EC lists the BSE status of third countries or regions thereof. The list was last amended and replaced by

Model of required veterinary certificate

The template of the veterinary certificate for import and transit (Annex XV Chapter 1) can be found in Regulation (EU) 142/2011:
"Processed animal protein not intended for human consumption, including mixtures and products other than pet food containing such protein": from page 120

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