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Commercial Animal Movements

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In the United Kingdom (UK) and the EU, commercial movements of animals are regulated under Welfare in Transport Laws. Any commercial movements of animals to Guernsey must comply with welfare in transport laws during their journey.

Vendors travelling to Guernsey to sell animals may have to apply for an 'Off Island Traders Licence' or a 'Hawkers Licence', follow this link for further information.

 

There are different requirements for the commercial and non-commercial movement of pet dogs, cats and ferrets.

A non-commercial movement is defined as 'any movement which does not have as its aim either the sale or the transfer of ownership of a pet animal'. For example, an owner travelling on the ferry to Guernsey with their pet dog is classed as a non-commercial movement.

Movements of dogs, cats, and ferrets, which do not fall within the definition of 'non-commercial movement' are classed as commercial imports. This includes all rescue charities that import dogs for rehoming in the Bailiwick. Such movements are highly regulated because this is classified as trade.

More information can be found in the 'Commercial vs Non-Commercial Pet Travel' in the downloads section of this page.

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Commercial vs Non-Commercial Pet Travel

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