In order to establish and operate a cold store for products of animal origin in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a license by the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The application for establishing a cold store can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or the competent authority can be contacted directly:
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Tel: +357 22805208, +357 22805222
Fax: +357 22805139
The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
The above mentioned license is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.
Obligations and Supervision
Cold stores must follow general and specific sanitary requirements based on the relative regulations. Additionally, certain files should be kept from the implementation of self-monitoring systems (HACCP system) and also regarding the traceability of products imported, stored and distributed.
In case of dispute between the applicant and the Veterinary Services, the applicant has the right of:
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)
Address: P.O.Box. 21455, 1509 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22889800,
Fax: +357 22669048
Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation
Address P.O.Box. 21657, 1511 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22665102
Fax: +357 22669459
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http: www.oeb.org.cy