We can cover the specific question of exporting dairy products to India: you'll need to get an Export Health Certificate from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) – contact details and background below. We work with FDEA and UKTI (answers above) and would recommend that you get in touch with them on wider products.
In order to export animals or animal products outside the EU, the destination country will frequently require guarantees that the product complies with their sanitary (public health) and animal health rules. One means of assurance often used is the Export Health Certificate (EHC). This document, which accompanies the goods, is usually signed by a veterinarian acting on behalf of the Government. The EHC makes various assurances about the consignment and reflects the import requirements of the importing country at the time the certificate was agreed with them.
The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) Specialist Service Centre for Exports in Carlisle is responsible for providing export health certificates where these exist. AHVLA works on behalf of the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
In respect to exporting dairy to India there is a certificate in place. However you will need to contact AHVLA directly to discuss the specifics and get advice on the use of this certificate and details of the import requirements contained with it.
You can contact the dairy team directly:
Meat and Dairy Products Team
(Exports of meat products, meat preparations and dairy products)
Telephone: 01228 403600 (Option 2 then Option 3)
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