Switzerland does not impose 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.
African swine fever (ASF): Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Italy (Sardinia) and Romania
Switzerland does not normally impose protective measures on trade with the EU in animals and goods. Bilateral agreements are in place under which the competent authorities in the Member State of origin must ensure that goods sent to Switzerland are subject to the same safety standards as those traded within the Community. In particular, animals or "potentially dangerous" products of animal origin must not originate from an infected area.
Protective measures governing the import of animals and products of animal origin from the EU
The veterinary authority of the respective Member State provides information on whether the destination is subject to animal health restrictions. These also apply to the temporary export of animals, e.g. to summer grazing pastures in a neighbouring country. Exporters who fail to observe these restrictions risk not being able to remove their animals (or goods) from the area at a later date. This also applies to their return to Switzerland, irrespective of "normal import conditions".
If outbreaks of highly contagious animal diseases in Member States exceed a certain risk potential, the FSVO introduces its own "protective ordinances":
Avian influenza: Bulgaria
Petit coléoptère des ruches: Italy
Bluetongue: importation de ruminants, de sperme et d'embryons provenant de zones soumises à restrictions
Peste porcine classique (PPC): Bulgarie, Croatie, Lettonie, Roumanie
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR): Bulgaria
Lumpy skin disease (LSD): Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece
Chronic wasting disease (CWD): Norvège, Suède, Finlande
Anémie infectieuse équine (AIE): Roumanie
Last modification 14.02.2019