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:
The European Commission has prepared a report on the EU Twinning Program for the year of 2017. The report mentions a successful implementation of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) project in Ukraine "Assistance with the implementation of SPS commitments under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement".
On 18 September 2019, a cooperation agreement on oral vaccination of wild animals in the territory of Belarus was signed between the State Food and Veterinary Services of Lithuania and Latvia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus.
In order to evaluate the functioning of the state control system in our country, regarding the microbiological safety of primary foodstuffs of non-animal origin, on 3 September 2019 an expert audit of the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety began at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS).
Today, a Japanese delegation from the Gifu prefecture is visiting the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). The objective of the visit of the experts and scientists headed by Prof. Tetsu Asai, Dean of the Applied Veterinary Science Department of Gifu University, United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences is to get better understanding of the situation of classical swine fever (CSF) and African swine fever (ASF) in Lithuania, examination, control and prevention methods applied for those diseases.
The State Food and Veterinary Service points out that in order to prevent contagious animal diseases, especially African swine fever, people coming from outside the European Union are prohibited from carrying meat, milk and milk products in their personal luggage.
Every year, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) receives the notifications from the competent authorities of other European Union (EU) countries about pet animals that are not properly transported for trade purposes.