Storage (Cold Stores) of Animal-Origin Products
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.
(Who Is Eligible)
The Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, grant a license to operate a cold store to natural persons or legal entities, provided that:
Initially, a conditional approval is granted and after 3 months a re-inspection is carried out at the cold store to also verify the implementation of HACCP system requirements. Conditional approval shall not exceed a total of 6 months. After these stages the final approval is granted but annual inspections are still carried out according to a pre-determined program.
The applicant is informed regarding the decision within 3 months, for obtaining the conditional approval and 3 up to 6 months later the final approval.
The above mentioned license is valid indefinitely and does not require renewal.
Obligations and Supervision
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