TRACES is the European Commission's multilingual online platform for sanitary and phytosanitary certification required for the importation of animals, animal products, food and feed of non-animal origin and plants into the European Union, and the intra-EU trade and EU exports of animals and certain animal products.

Its main objective is to streamline the certification process and all linked entry procedures and to offer a fully digitised and paperless workflow in line with the Commission's communication on Shaping Europe's digital future.