Scope / conditions
The import provisions apply to domestic cattle including zebus, yaks buffalo and American bison (Bison bison) kept as livestock.
They do not apply to American bison kept in animal parks. These are subject to the same import provisions as deer.
Authorisation from the Federal Office for Agriculture may be required to import the animals (see "Further information").
After they have been imported, the animals will be monitored by the Veterinary Office in accordance with the instructions issued by the Cantonal Veterinary Officer. The competent Cantonal Veterinary Office must be informed of the planned import 10 days in advance; the arrival of the animals must be notified no later than 24 hours after their arrival.
The specific health regulations governing import are provided in greater detail under "Further info".