The Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) is an authorization to import products or animals originating from third countries into the European Union (EU). It is issued by the veterinary authorities in the TRACES system after a control.
The CVED has two parts. The first part must be completed by the importer to pre-notify of the importation or the transit of live animals and animal products in the EU 24 hours before the arrival of goods.
The second part of the form is completed by the Administration of Veterinary Services (ASV) that certifies that it has conducted controls at the Border Inspection Post (BIP) and authorizes the entry of the products into the EU.
A Common Veterinary Entry Document is necessary for importation into the EU of:
- live animals (for example: cattle, goat, sheep, pigs and horses)
- animal products intended for human consumption (for example: meat, milk, eggs, cheese, etc.)
- animal products not intended for human consumption (for example: hunting trophies, skins, furs, serum, etc.).
Non-commercial movements of pets do not require a CVED.
The exporter must obtain a health certificate from the authorities of the country of origin before being able to place its goods on the Luxembourg or European market.
All companies that wish to import to Luxembourg, or to the EU by bringing animals or animal products through Luxembourg, must complete a Common Veterinary Entry Document and provide it to the control authorities prior to arrival of the goods.
The Administration of Veterinary Services is in charge of controls in Luxembourg and completes the document after conducting the necessary verifications and analyses.