“Control Checks at border inspection posts - BIPs” (2013/2016) - CHAFEA N°2012 96 02 (WP1)


In the framework of the “Better Training for Safer Food” Initiative (BTSF) of the Directorate-General for Health and Food safety of the European Commission (DG SANTE), 20 training sessions on “Control Checks at border inspection posts - BIPs” were organized and implemented from 2013 to 2016 as part of the project “Movement and Import Controls of Feed, Food and Animals Mainly for EU Member States” (Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency, Contract  N. 2012 96 02).


The training sessions had a 3-days duration on the basis of arrival on Tuesday and departure the next Friday.

6 EU locations were used by the consortium to implement the training courses on BIPs and each session was attended by an average of 40 participants from EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EFTA-EEA Countries.



The specific objective of this course was to disseminate good practices for border control procedures, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the EU.


At the end of the programme, 862 participants gained more knowledge on:

  • Selected aspects of EU legislation, especially where interpretation can be difficult (composite products, animal by-products…)
  • Practical aspects of implementation procedures (good practices) for controls on imports/transits of products (channelling, sampling of consignments, etc.)
  • Cooperation with customs services, intelligence gathering, risk assessment procedures and information exchange with other competent authorities
  • Discussion groups or common problems concerning veterinary checks and on their solution
  • Destruction of kitchen waste and other waste animal products from vessels and other means of transport
  • Checks on products of animal origin carried by travellers and checks on non-commercial pet animals, control of re-imported consignments and exit checks on transit consignments
  • Commercial movements of pets and control of import conditions for non-harmonized animals
  • Laboratory checks for BIPS and interpretation of analyses results
  • Checks on consignment sent by postal mail or courier companies
  • Checks on live animal concerning animal welfare and transport rules
  • Control of import rules on registered horses

Support provided by the project

The project reached globally 862 participants from 38 invited countries:  28 Member State Countries, 6 Candidate Countries, and 4 EFTA/EEA countries.

The project supported travel in economy class by train, car, flight and airport transfers. It supported catering expenses (breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and coffee breaks) and accommodation in single occupancy.

A training kit including folder with support presentations, notebook, pen, and a memory stick was delivered at the beginning of the session and a certificate and a group photo were offered at the end of the meeting to each participant.


Consortium Partners

  • Leader: Agriconsulting Europe S.A.
  • Partners: AETS, JVLc, Ainia, NVWA, AENOR

Technical Partners :

  • Felixstowe, UK: Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
  • Vienna, Austria: Airport Vienna Cargo
  • Bajakovo, Croatia: Border Inspection Post Granični prijelaz Bajakovo
  • Algeciras, Spain: BIP Algeciras, Puesto De Inspeccion Fronterizo de Algeciras
  • Munich, Germany : BIP Munich airport
  • Teresapol, Poland: Road BIP Kukuryki/Koroszczy


Contact Person:

  • Fabiana Quadu ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING m)