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Importer Information Notes (IINs)

Whilst every attempt is made to keep information notes current, import conditions may change and importers are responsible for checking the current requirements

Importer Information Notes (IINs) provide a summary of general conditions and veterinary checks for imports of live animals and animal products from from outside the EU (known as third countries) and from Member States of the European Union.

Whilst every attempt is made to keep information notes current, import conditions may change and importers are responsible for checking the current status of the requirements.

We are in the process of moving more detailed information about Importer Information Notes (IINs) into this new website. In the meantime further information is available on our old website.

Importer Information Notes may not cover situations where emergency safeguard action has been taken to prohibit the importation of certain animals/products from countries following an outbreak of serious disease. Importers are advised to contact the Specialist Service Centre for Imports for advice.

Details of safeguard measures can also be found in 

Page last modified: 14 March 2013