The border posts responsible for import health controls (imports arriving from countries outside the European Union) operate as part of a department with a nationwide remit directly answerable to DGAL: SIVEP (department of veterinary and phytosanitary border control) the official address of which is: email@example.com
An introduction to SIVEP:
• Border Control Posts (BIP) responsible for checks on imports of products of animal origin and live animals.
• Designated Points of Entry (DPE) responsible for checks on imports of animal feedstuffs of non-animal origin.
• Community Points of Entry (CPE) responsible for phytosanitary checks on imports of plants and plant products.
For infographics: Food safety: border controls
SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary) border controls
Do SPS border controls apply to me?
Why carry out SPS border controls?
Where are SPS border controls carried out?
How are SPS border controls carried out?
The SPS inspection procedures that apply to you
How should you carry out your SPS border control procedures (information systems)?
More details on frequent import categories (coming soon)