In order to act as an intermediary in packaging, storing, and selling animal feed in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a Registration or Approval Certificate of Intermediary (depending on the activities with which the intermediary is engaged in) by the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Environment which is acting for the Feed and Feed Additives Council.
Specifically, an approval certificate needs to be obtained in the case that the intermediary carries out one of the following activities, whereas in all other cases of animal feed intermediaries a registration certificate is to be obtained:
The term “animal feed” refers to any substance or product, including additives, whether processed, partially processed or unprocessed, intended to be used for animal feeding.
Every natural or legal person is eligible to obtain the Registration or Approval Certificate of Intermediary provided that the Department of Agriculture is satisfied that natural or legal person possess or has under responsibility the appropriate building establishments, equipment, human resources, quality control system, packaging and storage conditions, proper documentation (registers) etc in accordance with the HACCP principles as well as with the rest of the provisions of the Regulation (EC) Νo 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene (see related documents).
The Registration/renewal application for registration of intermediary or the Approval/renewal application for approval of intermediary can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority:
Agrochemicals and Feedingstuffs Sector
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Tel.: +357 22408633/35
Fax: + 357 22408538
The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. The Registration Certificate is valid for 5 years, while the Approval Certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. The renewal fee is €51, 26 (payable either by cash or cheque).
Obligations and Supervision
Approved Animal Feed Intermediaries are obliged to ensure that at all stages of packaging, storing and distribution, under their responsibility, meet the provisions of the Regulation (EC) Νo 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene and the principles of Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system are met (see Regulation (EC) Νo 183/2005 in related documents).
Indicatively they should: