Non-EU Countries Authorised Establishments

Non-EU Countries Authorised Establishments

Non-EU country establishments database

These consolidated lists are published in accordance with the requirements of Article 127 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, we would be obliged if any apparent discrepancy is reported to DG SANTE, Directorate F - Health and food audits and analysis.

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The requested guarantees

  • The Non-EU country (third country) must be approved to export a specific category of food of animal origin and must be in the list of approved Non-EU countries for that specific category of food

  • Before a country is approved and can start to export a category of food of animal origin, an evaluation of the country and its competent authority will be carried out by the Health and food audits and analysis office, located in Grange, Ireland (European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety)

  • The requirements for each category of food products are specified in Annex III to the Regulation (EC) No 853/2004. These requirements must be checked and guaranteed by the competent authorities of the non-EU country before an establishment can be listed as an EU approved establishment. The competent authorities of the non-EU country also must inform the Commission if an establishment is no longer fulfilling the above mentioned requirements

  • The non-EU country must have a residue monitoring plan (in accordance with Council Directive 96/23/EC) for the category of food of animal origin and must appear in the list of countries with an approved residue monitoring plan (Commission Decision 2011/163/EU as amended)

  • For food products concerned, the non-EU country must have a salmonella control program in animal population in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003

  • The competent authority is responsible to keep the lists of establishments up to date and to inform the Commission of any changes necessary

Procedure to request a modification to the list

  • Requests for amendments (additions, deletions, modifications) of the lists of establishments authorised to export food of animal origin to the European Union (thereafter requests) must be made by the Competent Authorities of the relevant non-EU country. These requests must be addressed to: European Commission, DG SANTE, Directorate F, Health and food audits and analysis, non-EU Country Listing, Email:

  • The requests are evaluated by Commission staff (DG SANTE, Unit F4)

    Note: These forms were last updated December 2019. In order to facilitate the listing process, the authorities are advised only to use these updated forms when submitting new requests for modifications to the lists (please submit the Word copy together with scanned copy of the signed and stamped form – the Word format allows copy and paste which reduce the risk of mistakes when transferring data to the TRACES database). In the case of requests for registration of fishery vessels (factory vessels, freezer vessels and reefer vessels), the request must be accompanied by a copy of the vessel registration document, demonstrating that the flag state of the vessel is the same country as that submitting the request.

  • When the request is considered valid, i.e., when it contains all requested information, it is approved by the Commission and a 'notification' is issued via the TRACES system to all EU countries informing them of requests from non-EU countries which have been approved by the Commission.

The Legal Basis

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