The supervision in import (including transit), export and trade of goods between the Member States, subordinate to veterinary and food control has to ensure obstruction of spread of infectious animal diseases and goods not complying with the requirements getting accidentally to Estonia, other Member States or any other states not mentioned.
Supervision of import, export and trade of goods subordinate to veterinary and food control between the Member States is performed by Veterinary and Food Board. In order to discharge the direct function of the previous Board Service of Veterinary and Food Board was attached with Veterinary and Food Board on the 1st of May 2004 and the new department: Department of Trade, Import and Export was created.
Since the 1st of May 2004, as Estonia joined the European Union, trade, import and export of animals and animal products is being established by the „Act of Veterinary Supervision of Trade, Import and Export of Animals and Animal Products“, harmonized with the respective legal acts of the European Union. In addition to the previously noted act the information about the exact terms of trade, import and export and more significant procedure rules can be found from respective subsections of the homepage.
In addition to the abovementioned acts supervision in import-export and trade is being based on Food Act, Infectious Animal Disease Control Act, Veterinary Organisation Act, Animal Protection Act and other connected legal acts as well.