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Live animals

Industry advice notice – China trade (added 6 November 2020)

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Micor (Live animals) sets out the known importing country requirements that must be met to export live animals and reproductive material from Australia.

Exporters must also comply with Australian export legislation.

More information about export requirements for livestock, companion animals and reproductive material is available.

For information on how to export from Australia, visit Exporting from Australia.


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The Department

References to 'the Department' in entries mean the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. References to 'a Departmental officer', unless specified otherwise, mean an officer of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment with responsibility under Australian export legislation.


Micor is regularly updated; however, importing countries may change their requirements without notice and may not inform the Department. It is important that exporters check requirements directly with the relevant government authority of the importing country.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.