Our Customs team specializes in the transit of horses. We organize the transit of horses for import and export by following all the regulations in force as soon as possible.
To do this, the ASA teams are made up of horse riding enthusiasts and a health expert who ensures skilful and meticulous follow-up of all requests.
Shipping companies located at the heart of cross-Channel exchanges have entrusted us with the task of assisting their customers to prepare and ensure a smooth and safe passage of horses. The proximity and very close ties with the SIVEP veterinary teams have enabled ASA to establish itself as the key player in equine inspections.
Recently, the Port of Calais installed an animal station at the heart of the Ferry Terminal to act quickly and securely for veterinary inspection. Concerned about animal well-being, we know that the transport of equines requires special and urgent attention so as not to rush, frighten and annoy the horses, which is why our teams are trained and accustomed to managing this kind of transit which can be dangerous when we are not confronted with it on a daily basis.
ASA is also able to prepare and present the specific DSCE-A and establish the customs formalities for export or import. In this context, the Clerk and Customs teams divide up the tasks and are in constant contact to ensure a successful passage.
We are proud to be able to offer this assistance on the Port of Calais site as well as on the Channel Tunnel site, but also on the Calais TruckStop site.
Horses are therefore an integral part of the landscape of our company and punctuate the daily lives of our employees.
In addition, to keep this imprint of equestrian heritage, we have chosen to support a team during the equestrian event in September. This race will take place between the Boulonnais and the French capital, Paris. This is La Route du Poisson.
How do I get a pet passport?
Several solutions are possible, first of all for equidae, they must be registered with the SIRE which is the Information System Relating to Equidae.
This system is managed by the IFCE, which is the French Institute for Horses and Riding.
Another solution exists, it is possible to go through a foreign studbook, however it must be registered in the SIRE system.
This registration is a paying process which varies according to the stud-book.
Animals such as dogs, cats and ferrets must have a passport filled out by a veterinarian and up to date with the latest vaccines. They must also be in possession of a Health Certificate.
How do I transit an animal? I am traveling with my dog, what are the procedures for arriving in Europe? What documents are required when moving?
Dogs must be in possession of a passport and a health certificate.
Birds must be accompanied by a Health Certificate.
Regarding horses, they must be accompanied by a passport, a Health Certificate and a blood test.
For all animals crossing the border, a Health Certificate is mandatory and makes it possible to anticipate customs and health needs.
Note that the Health Certificate is valid for a maximum of 10 days.
What role do we play in the transit of animals?
We prepare and check all documents before presentation at the border. We also play an intermediary role with the SIVEP and the customs services. In addition, we guarantee the proper handling of the missions. On site, we support our clients by physically representing them in the necessary offices. Finally, we ensure customs compliance before any release.
Supporting our clients is a priority at ASA, which is why we provide physical and moral support in all steps. We are aware that Brexit is not an easy task in the steps to be taken, which is why our employees provide you with complete support and answer all your questions as soon as possible.
Which animals are subject to control?
Each case is particular, the destination, the origin, the number and their uses therefore determine to what extent they are subject to control.
There is always a check, either at customs or at SIVEP, which depends on the use of the animal (commercial or personal).
What measures are in place for the reception of animals during customs checks?
In the event of animal raids or problems during transport, the Port of Calais is equipped with an Animal Station containing boxes for horses, cages for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Does sivep control pet food?
Animal feed is 100% controlled.
How can I be sure of the conformity of my products?
Since each operation is specific to each client, we are at your entire disposal to answer all your questions and thus provide you with an exemplary guarantee of passage.
Our experts are fully trained in all situations and support you in your efforts.
Which animals regularly pass through the Port of Calais?
Most animal transits are equine transits, then dogs.
The Port of Calais is an approved space for horses, dogs, cats and ferrets.