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  • European Poultry Transport Guide

The major European poultry producers, members of a.v.e.c., representing the European Poultry Processing industry, and Copa-Cogeca, representing European farmers and European cooperatives, have cooperated to establish this Guide focusing on the transport of chicken from the farm to the slaughterhouse.

The European poultry transport guide has been designed with the support of the Federation of the veterinarians of Europe, to provide explanatory information which may help professional staff in the poultry sector directly dealing with the transport of chicken from the farm to the slaughterhouse to understand and comply with Regulation 1/2005.

These guidelines should be read alongside the provisions set out in the Regulation in order to guarantee the best conditions of transport and thus to prevent animal suffering and reduce the risk of disease transmission. Besides that the guide gives voluntary suggestions and best practices about how the transport of poultry can be improved. The Guide can be used by professional as guidance and may at the same time be used as a checklist to make sure the important issues that influence the health and welfare of the chicken are taken into account. The final  aim is to promote the best practices for European poultry transport and to harmonize the implementation of the European standards on the field.

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European Poultry Transport Guide

The guide is including a checklist designed to be a helpful tool for checking the conditions that have to be fulfilled before, during and after transport of poultry.


  • a.v.e.c. study on the competitiveness of the EU poultrymeat sector

a.v.e.c. has commissioned Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) to conduct a study on the competitiveness of EU poultry meat sector.

The report analyses the differences in production costs and how lower import levies between the European Union and third countries will impact the competitiveness of the European poultry meat sector. 


Study on the Competitiveness of the EU poultry meat sector, base year 2015

(The initial version of the study contains data from 2011 and a first update from 2013. If you want to get access to this study please contact

  • Transparency study comparing the practices between the EU and US:

a.v.e.c. has commissioned ADAS to conduct an independant study on the differences in practices in the whole poultry meat production between the US and the EU.

The aim of the study is to compare regulatory requirements and key practices in the poultry meat supply chains in EU and USA.  There is no attempt to quantify the impacts of differences in financial terms.


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Comparison of the Regulatory Framework and Key Practices in the Poultry Meat Supply Chain in the EU and USA





Update date: 
Tuesday, 2 December, 2014