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Importation of living animals

If you want to import living animals, you must always contact the Norwegian Food Safety Authority before the animals arrive in Norway. 

The importation of animals is strictly regulated, and the regulations are changing continuously. 

You must familiarize yourself with the animal health provisions that apply to both the importation of animals in general and in particular the species in question.  

Some of the rules are common with the EU, while others are particular to Norway. 

If you are an importer, you must register through the Norwegian Food Safety Authority's form services. 

When trading living animals within the EU/EEA, and if you want to import living animals from a third country (country outside of the EU/EEA area), you must register in a common EU database called TRACES (EU Trade Control and Expert System).