Moving poultry and captive birds to GB
You do not need an animal health certificate to move poultry, hatching eggs or captive birds directly from NI to GB. You do need to complete a commercial document for traceability and fulfil the conditions of their import licences, see those in the link below:
General licences and authorisations to import live animals or animal products - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The commercial document should include the following to allow traceability for disease control reasons:
- Full details of consignment
- Description and quantities
- Name and addresses of importer and exporter
- Haulier vehicle registration number
- Establishment of origin
- Establishment of destination (if different from above)
- The date of issue
- Reference number (e.g., batch numbers, order numbers, lot numbers etc.) to enable the document to be correlated with the consignment and
- Approval/registration number of the premises, which produced the birds or eggs, marked by an official stamp.
Exporting poultry and Hatching Eggs to EU Member States
Please select the appropriate link below for documents and guidance to support your specific export. The certificate itself is on TRACES NT.
- Export certification for trade in hatching eggs to EU member states
- Export certification for day-old chicks to EU Member States
- Export certification for breeding and production poultry to EU Member States
- Export certification for slaughter poultry to EU Member States
- Exports of Less than 20 Poultry and Hatching Eggs (Not Ratites) to EU Member States
Exporting Captive Birds to EU Member States
Captive birds are any birds other than poultry that are kept in captivity for any reason, including those that are kept for shows, races, exhibitions, competitions, breeding or selling.
Exporting Poultry, Hatching Eggs or Captive Birds to Third Countries
If the importing country has agreed to accept poultry, hatching eggs or captive birds, an export health certificate will be available on Form Finder. You may apply here.