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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning the aquatic provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and relevant supplementing regulations.

About the FAQs

The responses to the frequently asked questions set out in this document are according to our understanding, shared as an assistance. They are not the interpretation of Union law, for which the right and responsibility is with the courts, and ultimately with the European Court of Justice.

Movements within the Union

Risk-based surveillance

Health visits & sampling to obtain and maintain freedom

Registration of transporters

Certification and self-declaration documents

Aquaculture establishments

Notification and reporting

Disease-free member states/ zones/compartments and those which are subject to eradication programmes

Extent of restricted zone for a category C disease in an inland area

What rules apply to "other" animals?

What movement rules apply to laboratory animals/animals used for scientific purposes?

Entry into the Union of aquatic animals & products