You can find the countries for which you require an export license on the BAVG page under Third Countries or on the Consumer Health Communication Platform. If the third country you are looking for is not listed there, please contact theforeign trade offices of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber or clarify the import conditions via the importer or the local customer.
Appropriate knowledge of the requirements for export to the desired third country, including knowledge of the specific export conditions for the products or product groups applied for, is a prerequisite for the application. You can find more information about export requirements of third countries on thecommunication platform consumer health or please inform yourself at theforeign trade offices of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber or clarify the import conditions via the importer or the customer on site.
The application for an export authorization is submitted online via theVIS(Consumer Health Information System).
To apply in the VIS, you need access data, which can be requested on theVIS website.
Export to third countries that require an export license is usually possible if the establishment has been approved and listed by the third country and/or by the competent authority. Often the third country provides the lists of approved establishments on the website of the competent authority. Only the application or transmission of the documents or successful completion of an audit is not sufficient. Goods may only be shipped after receipt of the corresponding approval.
We would like to point out that regulations and framework conditions of third countries can also change at short notice. If an export license is required for the export of goods
of third countries for the export of goods according to § 51 Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act(LMSVG) is required, a new contact or application can be made.
The term "domestic animal" used in this section corresponds to the term "pet animal" according to § 4 Z 3 Federal Act on the Protection of Animals - Animal Protection Act (Federal Law Gazette I No. 118/2004) and is intended to be better understood by the public.
For information on leaving Austria with a pet, please contact the foreign representation of the country to which you wish to travel with your pet. A list of foreign representations in Austria can be found on the homepage of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
If you find out that an official veterinary certificate is required for the departure, please contact the veterinary authority at a district administration or at the magistrate. If a third country wants to have a document issued by an official veterinarian additionally certified by an Austrian authority, you can apply for this at the BAVG.
Please also note the requirements for re-entry into Austria, if you want to bring the pet back to Austria.
The flat rate for a certificate is fixed at € 114.90 (attestation) + € 36.10 (certification) + an additional € 4.90 per product. Please note that each official certificate of the BAVG is also automatically certified and includes at least one product.
See: BAVG_fee tariff
An application must be submitted via the BAVG website.
A selection should be made there as to whether a certificate from the BAVG is desired, or whether a certification by the BAVG should be made on the original document.
If a duplicate is requested, it will be charged at € 53.90 and provided with a duplicate stamp. If more than one certificate is requested with the application, the general fees will be charged for each duplicate: Flat rate for a certificate is € 104,20 (certificate) + € 26,10 (certification) + per product additional € 2,20.
See: BAVG_fee tariff
The following documents can be certified by BAVG:
- Documents issued by theBAVG(Certificates,...)
- Documents, issued by the following experts for food, drinking water, commodities and cosmetics:
- the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH(AGES)
- of the Food Inspection Authorities of the Provinces of Carinthia and Vorarlberg
- with an authorization according to § 73LMSVG
- Documents issued by official veterinarians
- Documents issued by the provincial governments in indirect federal administration concerning the food and veterinary sector
- Documents issued by the BMSGPK, Department of Consumer Health and Veterinary Affairs
The following documents cannot be certified by BAVG:
- Internal company documents
- Documents issued by veterinarians other than official veterinarians
- Documents issued by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber(WKO) or similar associations or professional organizations
- Documents in connection with feed (expert opinion of AGESor similar) (responsibility ofBMLRT)
Information on whether an official certificate is required for export to a third country can be obtained from the foreign representations of the country to which you wish to export. A list of foreign representations in Austria can be found on the homepage of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
See: Search for foreign representations in Austria (BMEIA )
Information from the Consumer Health Communication Platform: Exports to third countries
Information from the WKO: Import and export of livestock and meat.
On the competence of other federal offices:
- Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)
Safety and quality of agricultural products (such as seeds, plant protection products, animal feed and fertilisers)
- Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG)
Safety for medicinal products, medical devices, blood and tissue safety (AGES Medical Market Surveillance)