European Union (EU)
Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
Information about the process required to import animals into member countries of the European Union (EU) from Australia can be found by referring to the
There are national rules that may apply to the movement of animals into
individual EU member countries and you should check these.
Refer to these and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
As required by the importing country.
It is the responsibility of the exporter to use the appropriate EU health certificate, and ensure that this and any accompanying declarations are in English and the appropriate language of the EU member country of the border inspection post (BIP) where the animals will enter the EU.
Australian departmental officers will only endorse health certification for animals destined to the EU if it is written in English and, where required, an official language of the EU member country of the BIP where the animals will enter the EU.
Australian departmental officers will not endorse health certification for animals destined to the EU if only presented in a language other than English.
There may be particular requirements for packaging the honey bees for export and you should check this.
There may be requirements for transportation and approved routes for exporting honey bees and you should check this.
Basis for Micor entry
Based on the European Commission and importing country websites and information.
Entry last reviewed 18 October 2022.
21/03/2023 - Page first published.