To prevent the ingress of any Exotic and dangerous diseases into India through importation of livestock & livestock products as per the provisions of Livestock and Livestock Products Importation Act (Amended, 2001)
To act as Defence force against ingress of exotic disease of Veterinary importance by implementing the policies pertaining to import regulation, restriction, prohibition of the livestock and livestock Products, Biological and Micro- Organisms.
To provide an internationally accepted Export Official certification as per OIE guidelines under Chapter 5.1 and 5.2 and importing country requirement.
To inspect and register the plants/mills exporting the animal by-products.
Implementation of the provisions of the Livestock Importation Act and Central Government orders in force on importation and exportation of livestock and livestock products.
Detention, segregation, observation and testing of livestock and livestock products meant for import/export.
Destruction and disposal of imported livestock and livestock products found infected and posing threat to the national health security.
Pre-shipment Quality control to facilitate export.
To have proper liaison with Custom authorities for effective and proper implementation of Livestock and Livestock Product Importation Act.
To be in close association with the State Directors of Animal Husbandry regarding disease position and surveillance.
To associate with the Heads of various recognized laboratories in India for getting expert opinion and for testing of materials.
To supervise production of livestock products meant for export as per the specifications of the importing countries.
Inspection and registration of plants/mills exporting the animal-by-products.