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Milk and milk products

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).

Milk and milk-based products must meet the requirements set forth in Annex X Chapter II Section 4 and Annex XIV Chapter I Sections 1 and 4 of Regulation (EU) 142/2011 (see links).

Approved countries of origin

According to Annex XIV Chapter 1 Section 1 Table 1 of Regulation 142/2011, countries from which these products may be imported into Switzerland are listed in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 605/2010.

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 2A) can be found in Regulation (EU) 142/2011:
"For milk, milk-based products and milk-derived products not intended for human consumption": from page 124

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