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European Union (EU) - Export requirements for milk and dairy products

Eligible/ineligible product

EU export certificates for milk and dairy products refer to a list of HS code(s). This list is non exhaustive. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the product being exported will be covered by the certificates issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).



Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country


Product specifications

Microbiological requirements

Maximum levels for therapeutants and antibiotics

Production Controls and Inspection Requirements

Manufacturer's certificate

Imported dairy ingredients

Export documents available upon request


The certificate models are not available in all the languages of the member states of the Union. The CFIA may add other certificate models in additional languages of the Union as required. A reasonable delay is to be expected. However, a member state could accept a certificate which is not issued in its official language. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the certificate issued meets the requirements of the border control post (BCP)/member state of destination in terms of official language.

Additional information

Samples (personal or commercial) of dairy products may be subject to the same requirements as a regular shipment. It is strongly recommended that the exporter verify these requirements with his importer and / or at the EU border inspection post where the products will be shipped.

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