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Fiji (FJ)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements. Additional information to assist exporters with how to prepare reproductive material for export is available on the Department’s website.

An import permit is required.

Information about the process required to import animals into Fiji from Australia can be found on the Ministry of Agriculture Biosecurity Authority of Fiji​ website.

As the importing country requirements specified in the guidelines may change without advice to the Department you should check the importing country’s documentation carefully at the time of preparation for export.

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

Health requirements

Health certificate

I, Dr ………………………………, a duly authorised government veterinary officer, hereby certify that:

  1. Australia is free from foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, rabies, haemorrhagic septicemia, bovine brucellosis (Brucella abortus), rift valley fever, vesicular stomatitis, heart water and ve​sicular exanthema.

  2. Australia is recognised as having a negligible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk, in accordance with the BSE chapter in the current OIE code.

  3. Anthrax is a notifiable disease in Australia. Semen was used to artificially inseminate donor cows and the embryos originated from donor cows from properties free from clinical cases of anthrax for the last 6 months prior to first embryo collection.

  4. Bluetongue

    1. Semen was used to artificially inseminated donor cows and the donor cows showed no clinical signs of bluetongue on the day of collection, and

    2. The donor cows were kept in a BTV free zone for at least 60 days before commencement of, and during, embryo collection,


    3. The donor cows were subjected to a test, with negative result, with a C-ELISA to detect antibodies against the BTV group on a blood sample collected between 21 and 60 days after embryo collection for this consignment,


    4. The donor cows were subjected, with negative results, to a virus isolation test for BTV, or an RT- PCR test on a blood sample taken on the collection day of embryos for this consignment.

  5. The embryo collection team and laboratory is approved by and under the supervision of the official veterinary service of Australia

  6. The embryo collection team and laboratory meet the requirements of the "Conditions applicable to the embryo collection team" and the "Conditions applicable to processing laboratories" described in the current OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

  7. The embryos were collected and processed under the supervision of the authorised embryo collection team veterinarian.

  8. The following diseases have not been confirmed during the past 6 months on the properties or ET centers from which the donor cows originate;

    • Bovine Viral Diarrhoea
    • Campylobacteriosis
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Chlamydial abortion (Chlamydia abortus)
    • Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
    • Enzootic bovine leucosis
    • Akabane

  9. Each donor cow has been tested for the following diseases between 21 days to 60 days after embryo collection with negative results (delete if not applicable)

    1. Campylobacteriosis (only if bred by natural service):

      1. Serum immunofluorescent antibody test
      2. Culture of vaginal mucus

    2. Trichomoniasis (only if bred by natural service):

      1. Culture of vaginal mucus

    3. Bovine viral diarrhoea:

      1. Antigen capture ELISA on Peripheral blood lymphocytes
      2. Virus isolation test on whole blood serum involving two passages in tissue cultures. Cultures were checked by immunofluorescence staining technique.
      3. PCR

    4. Akabane:

      1. Serum neutralization test at 1:4 dilutions
      2. ELISA
      3. Complement Fixation Test (CFT)
      4. Virus Isolation

    5. Paratuberculosis tested by

      1. Absorbed ELISA
      2. Faecal culture if ELISA positive

  10. Semen used to artificially inseminate donor cows, was produced and processed in accordance with the appropriate chapter of the current OIE Code. If imported semen was used, it was legally imported into Australia. (delete if not applicable)

  11. Collection, processing, washing with trypsin, freezing and labelling of embryos has been done by an embryo collection team approved by the official veterinary service of Australia in accordance with the recommendations of the manual of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and the standards of the OIE.

  12. All donor cows have originated from farms located in areas which have not been under any restrictions with respect to nationally notifiable bovine diseases transmitted by embryos on the farm or ET center during the past 6 months.

  13. ​The embryos were stored in a liquid nitrogen container and sealed by an official Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment veterinarian with an official seal.

    Seal Number:​

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.​

Basis for Micor entry

Based on 2022 import permit conditions and subject to change.

Entry last reviewed 27 June 2023.

Latest updates

17/08/2023 - Amendments to Health requirements.
Last updated: 18/08/2023 9:12 AMCreated: 10/08/2017 2:12 PM