The FSVO is responsible for the enforcement of inspections by the border veterinary service, the Washington Convention within the framework of the Federal CITES Act and the Ordinance on the declaration of furs.
In many instances, the cantons are responsible for enforcing the legislation. Active communication, information and initial and continuing training by the FSVO provide support for the cantonal enforcement authorities and promote uniform enforcement in the cantons.
As regards veterinary activities, the FSVO is part of the Swiss Veterinary Service, for example.
The Federal Food Chain Unit (FFCU) supports the FSVO in monitoring enforcement along the food chain.
However, the following enforcement tasks are the responsibility of the FSVO:
Last modification 25.05.2018