Protective measures

Animals or animal products may not be imported if this would pose serious risks for the health of humans or animals. In this case, protective measures that override the normal conditions governing imports are decreed.

Protective measures for imports from the EU

Switzerland does not impose any unilateral protective measures on trade with the EU in animals and goods. In the interests of animal health, however, both the EU and Switzerland may impose restrictions that override the normal regulations.

Protective measures for imports from third countries

In case of a disease outbreak or other risks, additional restrictions or bans will be introduced for animals and animal products from third countries.

Last modification 01.07.2024

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