Exporting pigs to Great Britain and EU Member States

This section of our website provides useful information and guidance in relation to pigs being exported for breeding, production or slaughter from Northern Ireland to Great Britain or EU Member States.

Export certification for breeding/production pigs to GB

Pigs being exported for breeding or production from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be accompanied by an export health certificate, you can apply for an EHC at the link below:

Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for slaughter pigs to GB

Pigs being exported for slaughter from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be accompanied by an export health certificate, you can apply for an EHC at the link below:

Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for breeding/production pigs to EU Member States – For exports prior to 11 October 2021

The export of pigs for breeding or production from Northern Ireland to another Member State is governed by Council Directive 64/432/EEC. For further information, please contact your local DARD Office. Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for slaughter pigs to EU Member States


The export of pigs for slaughter from Northern Ireland to another Member State is governed by Council Directive 64/432/EEC. For further information, please contact your local DARD Office. Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for breeding/production pigs to EU Member States – For exports from 11 October 2021 onwards

The export of pigs for breeding or production from Northern Ireland to another Member State is governed by Council Directive 64/432/EEC. For further information, please contact your local DAERA Office. Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms. These forms have been updated to reflect the new Animal Health Law Regulations for EU trade.

Export certification for slaughter pigs to EU Member States – For exports from 11 October 2021 onwards

The export of pigs for slaughter from Northern Ireland to another Member State is governed by Council Directive 64/432/EEC. For further information, please contact your local DAERA Office. Within this category, there are 2 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms. These forms have been updated to reflect the new Animal Health Law Regulations for EU trade.

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