Peculiarities of phytosanitary and veterinary-sanitary control when crossing the Ukrainian border

Peculiarities of phytosanitary and veterinary-sanitary control when crossing the Ukrainian border
Thousands of goods cross country borders every day. How to confirm the quality of products and guarantee the safety and health of consumers when importing or exporting products of animal and plant origin? Today we are telling you about the peculiarities of veterinary-sanitary and phytosanitary control of goods.

Objects of veterinary and sanitary control: what you need to know when exporting and importing goods

Veterinary and sanitary control of goods is carried out at the checkpoint on the border and prevents dangerous and contaminated products from entering the country.

Objects of veterinary control are:

  • live animals, including livestock, pets, birds, bees, etc.;
  • products of animal origin: meat, milk, eggs, honey, skin, wool, bones, offal, etc.;
  • animal feed: feed additives, concentrates, mixed feed that can be used for feeding animals;
  • veterinary drugs and medicines;
  • biological materials: blood, serum, genetic and other materials used in research or production activities;
  • equipment and tools that come into contact with animals or products of animal origin, including vehicles;
  • other materials and objects that can be carriers of infectious disease agents (for example, soil, water, etc.).
At the moment, veterinary control of agricultural products transiting to Polish ports has been canceled at the border with Poland

When importing controlled goods into Ukraine, it is necessary to present the original veterinary and sanitary certificate of the producing country. A specialist of state veterinary control at the border certifies documents with a stamp, signature and date. Then the vehicle with cargo receives permission to cross the border and can move to the customs office of destination in Ukraine.

When exporting goods, it is necessary to provide international veterinary certificates issued by the state inspector of veterinary medicine. During the inspection, specialists check and certify the data of these certificates with seals and signatures.

Peculiarities of phytosanitary control

Phytosanitary control is a set of border crossing measures that prevent dangerous pests, weeds and plant diseases from entering the territory of another country, which can cause damage to the country's economy.

Phytosanitary control includes:
  • any products of plant origin;
  • feed for animals;
  • storage place and wooden packaging;
  • fertilizers and soil;
  • lumber;
  • tobacco etc.
In the case of import or transit of goods on the territory of Ukraine, the inspector checks the compliance of documents, the presence and validity of the phytosanitary certificate, the absence of quarantine organisms and damage to the cargo.
Sample phytosanitary certificate

For export, it is necessary to undergo an examination of goods to determine the presence of harmful organisms in accredited phytosanitary laboratories. After the examination, a conclusion is issued, which records the phytosanitary status of the cargo.

Phytosanitary and veterinary-sanitary control is carried out by inspectors of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service at checkpoints when crossing the border of Ukraine. At the same time, it is important to ensure the availability and compliance of all necessary documents. DiFreight specialists, as an experienced customs broker and logistics partner, provide professional assistance in customs clearance of cargo crossing the state border.
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