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 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:
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: