Sanitary and Phytosanitary & Veterinary regulation
What is subjected to veterinary inspection?
The import of animals and products, raw materials and wastes of animal origin is subject of veterinary control in the Republic of Macedonia. The Agency for Food and Veterinary has issued a List of animals and products subject to veterinary checks at border inspection posts in the Republic of Macedonia and ‘’List of foodstuff not subject to veterinary checks by official veterinarian at border inspection posts ‘’ (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia 30/2008), in accordance with Commission Decision No. 2007/275/EC.
Laws and bylaws
|Professional and administrative matters concerning veterinary inspection are under the competence of the Agency for Food and Veterinary pursuant to the following Laws:
These laws (only in Macedonian) are available at the Agency web site
In addition, the list on by-laws relevant for the veterinaty inspection is provided on the website of the Agency, on the following link
Where is veterinary inspection conducted
|Veterinary inspection is being conducted on the designated border crossings of the Republic of Macedonia. The Veterinary inspection is performed by Official Veterinary Inspectors on the border crossings. The list of Border Inspection Points of Entry (BIP) for veterinary inspection is provided by the Agency for Food and Veterinary.
Prior to import
For Products of animal origin:
1.The notification for arrival of a consignment with products of animal origin must be submitted to the official veterinarian on the border inspection post at least 24 hours before the expected time of arrival of the consignment on the border inspection post. The notification for the consignments is performed by fulfilling the first part of the VED (veterinary entry document) by the importer or authorized representative of the importer. The first part of the VED must submit as a request, by means of the EXIM system, in order to obtain a license N853.
2. All consignments with products of animal origin must be accompanied by the following documentation:
- veterinary-health certificate;
- public health confirmation;
- exporting customs documents – cargo accounts and
- import/transit permit.
For Live Animals:
1. During the import, every consignment with live animals must be accompanied by import permit issued by the competent authority. The import permit must contain the following information:
- The third economy of origin of the consignment with live animals;
- The dispatcher of the consignment with live animals;
- Recipient of the consignment with live animals and, if different, the place of final destination;
- Number and species of the imported live animals;
- Border inspection post on entry and
- Establishment where the quarantine will take place.
2. The notification for arrival of a consignment with live animals must be submitted to the official veterinarian on the border inspection post at least 24 hours before the expected time of arrival of the consignment on the border inspection post. The notification for the consignments is performed by fulfilling the first part of the VED (veterinary entry document) by the importer or authorized representative of the importer. The first part of the VED must submit as a request, by means of the EXIM system, in order to obtain a license N640
3. All consignments with live animals must be accompanied with the following documentation:
• Veterinary-health certificate;
• Import/transit permit;
• permit for the means for transport – statement from the transporter;
• exporting customs documents – cargo accounts and
• during import of endangered species of wild game, permit in accordance with CITES Convention and CITES certificate.
At the border
For Products of animal origin:
|Every consignment with live animals must be accompanied by import permit issued by the competent authority.
After import, all consignments of live animals must go to the quarantine center on the final destination approved by the official veterinarian in concerned local unit.
Import of pet animals is provided in accordance with Book of Rules laying down methods and procedures for transit and import. Inspection and checks of consignments is carried out on pet animals not intended for placing on the market or transfer to other persons. They should be accompained by the owner or responsible person and have veterinary health certificate and passport, which are fully harmonized with EU Regulations (No 998/2003 and 92/65/EEC) on the animal health requerments applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals.
Import of personal luggage in provided accordance with the Book of Rules on the methods of inspection and checks to consignments of animal origin at Veterinary Border Inspection posts introduced as personal lagguage of passangers intended for personal or non-commercial use( Official Journal of R. Macedonia No. 94/09; 139/09) fully harmonized with Commission Regulation (EC) No 206/2009 on introduction into the Community of personal consignments of animal origin and amending Regulation (EC) No. 136/2004.
|List of Border Inspection Points of Entry (BIP) for veterinary inspection
All supporting forms for veterinary inspection are available (some in macedonian/some bilingual macedonian/english) on the web site of the Agency for food and veterinary, on the following link
Documents available only on Macedonian:
Листа на подзаконски акти релеватни за санитарната и ветеринарната инспекција/ List on by-laws relevant for the sanitary and veterinary inspection
|Food and Veterinary Agency
Treta Makedonska Brigada bb, 1000 Skopje
Tel: + 389 2 457893
+ 389 2 457895
Web site: www.fva.gov.mk