Commission Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 of 5 March 2009 on the introduction into the Community of personal consignments of products of animal origin and amending Regulation (EC) No 136/2004.
Travelling from the EU Member States to Lithuania
In order to come to Lithuania with a pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) from any of the EU Member States the obligatory requirements are:
On 31 December 2020, the withdrawal agreement officially terminated, i. e the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the single market of the European Union (EU) and from the Customs Union. The free movement of goods and services between the countries has stopped automatically, therefore, knowledge of the major changes related to export of food and veterinary medicinal products, transportation of animals and rules for travelling with pets is very important.
Representatives of the National Agency for Food (ANSA) of the Republic of Moldova are visiting the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) this week.
The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety F of the European Commission (DG SANTE F) will continue the audit of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) delegated to it in the coming year, the findings of which have been assessed as good and very good for a decade.
According to the State Food and Veterinary Service, in the first six months of this year, Lithuanian producers exported more than 129,000 tons of food of animal origin to non-EU countries, exceeding the previous year’s exports by more than 20,000 tons.
Following public comments on the lack of animal regulation in the European Union, the European Commission has decided to update EU animal welfare rules. This initiative aims to update EU animal welfare rules to increase the role of recent science-based analysis, broaden their scope and make them easier to enforce. The revision of EU legislation is planned by the end of 2023.
The State Food and Veterinary Service informs that on 14th of July, 2021 ASF was detected in a commercial pig holding in Estonia (Harju County, Kiili Parish) where more than 1700 pigs are kept. According to the primary data, protection and monitoring zones that do not cover pig holdings have been identified. It was found that the nearest pig keeping place is 30 km from the focus of the disease. An epidemiological investigation is currently being carried out to determine the way the disease was introduced into that holding.