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Common Health Entry Document (CHED)

You will find here the model Common Health Entry Document (CHED) together with the explanatory notes required for filling in. Applications for import checks on live animals, goods of animal origin and food of non-animal origin have to done via a CHED.

As applications have to be submitted via the system TRACES, there are no models available here that can be filled in.

You will find a link to the European Commission's Website regarding the topic of TRACES below (only available in English):
Link to the European Commission's website

Common Health Entry Document for live animals (CHED-A):


Common Health Entry Document for goods of animal origin as well a plant products subject to veterinary checks like hey and straw (CHED-P):


Common Health Entry Document for food of non-animal origin (CHED-D):


Common and specific explanatory notes:

Explanatory notes (PDF, 557 KB)

Legal Bases:

R (EU) 2017/625

R (EU) 2019/1715

Corrigendum of R 2019/1715


Deutsche Version:


last update: 30 April 2020