Control of Food Consignments at Border Posts

Documentary and identity checks are conducted for each food consignment at a Border Inspection Post (BIP).

Physical checks for food are conducted in case of a suspicion.

After veterinary checks, the official veterinarian at the BIP fills in Part II of the veterinary entry document for the food consignment where he, with consideration of the results of the veterinary check, indicates the decision taken on the food consignment.

The following documents have to be submitted to the official veterinarian at the border inspection post:

1. The original veterinary certificate of the form adopted by EU legislation (for transit/storage or transit), which is issued by the competent authority of the country of consignment.

2. The original veterinary certificate intended for a third country, which is issued by the competent authority of the country of consignment.

3. Part I of the veterinary entry document (VED) filled in by the person responsible for the consignment.


After the veterinary check at a border inspection post, a Veterinary Entry Document will be issued for the consignment with the indication of the decision on the consignment taken by the official veterinarian.

The person responsible for the consignment must pay a state fee for the consignment of animal origin products in transit in accordance with the specific amounts of state fees and Rules for the Payment and Return of State Fees.

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