Animals

Poultry Meat

Poultry Meat

General health rules for trade or introduction into the European Union (EU) of fresh poultry meat for human consumption


Under the terms of the Treaty establishing the European Community, there is a clear difference between the definitions for trade and imports.

In relation to poultry meat:

  • Intra-Union trade or trade refers solely to the movement of animals or animal products between EU Member States
  • Introduction, as it covers transit with or without storage in the EU, has generally replaced the word "import" for animal products. Imports refer solely to the movement of animals or animal products into the EU Member States from non-EU countries.

Guidance

For more information and guidance, please refer to International Affairs - Import Conditions.

More information on the EU import conditions for fresh meat and meat products can be found in the relevant brochure.