When you trade, import or export animals or animal products, it must be registered in TRACES. TRACES - TRAde Control and Expert System is the EU Commission database of registered information in relations to trade, import and export of some live animals and animal products.

In TRACES you fill out a certificate form, and submit it for approval via the TRACES system.

When importing organic products from a third country, it is also through TRACES a COI - Certificate of Organic Import must be registered and approved.

In the future TRACES will include registration of trade, import and export of non-animal products.

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