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DGAV - About us


Organisational Law:

The Organic Law of the Directorate-General of Food and Veterinary Medicine, was approved by the
Regulamentar Decree n.º 31/20012  of 13 mars, and Complementary Legislation  [Portaria n.º 282/2012, of 17 September - Nuclear Structure of DGAV].

Organisational Law

Organisational Chart 

MA -
Ministério da Agricultura.

Skills of Central Directorates:

Direct responsibility:

  • National Sanitary Veterinary Authority;
  • Animal and Plant Sanitation and Animal Welfare and Protection;
  • Control and Health Certification of Animals, Plants, and Animal or Vegetal Products;
  • Official Inspection / Hygienic Control on Production, Processing and Storage of Animal and Vegetal Products, and Animal By-Products or Animal Feed;
  • Evaluation, Authorization, Regulation of Marketing and Use of Veterinary Medicinal Products, Veterinary Biocides, Veterinary Products and Phytofarmaceuticals;
  • Coordination of actions to defend Genetic Heritage as well as Animal Breeding.

* Central Directorates - DSC (in atualization):

Legal Office - GJ  

Audit Centre
- NA

Animal Genetic Resouces Office - GRGA

Directorate for Managemnet and Administration -

Directorate for Strategy, Communication and Internationalization - DSECI

Directorate for Animal Protection - DSPA

Directorate for Health and Protection Means - DSMDS

Directorate for Vegetal Health - DSSV

Directorate for Nutrition and Food  - DSNA

Directorate for Food Safety - DSSA


* Regional Directorates - DSAVR:

Food and Veterinary Regional Directorates -

Regional Directorates - Contacts

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Update on: 2021-01-24


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