DGAL is the French general directorate for food. Its main tasks are to supervise the safety and quality of foodstuffs at every stage of the food chain, as well as the health and protection of animals and plants. Furthermore at the EU and international levels, the DGAL promotes France's food and sanitary models. Find out here data and main activities.
Depending on the outcome of the Brexit process (the UK’s exit has been put back to no later than 31 January 2020), it is possible to envisage a range of consequences in the area of sanitary and phytosanitary import and export controls on trade with the United Kingdom.
There are websites available to importers and their representatives for carrying out the procedures for sanitary and phytosanitary import checks, as well as for finding information on the conditions to be met for goods imports.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org