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Finland (FI)

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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.

The import and transit of reproductive material into the European Union (EU) is strictly regulated under EU legislation and enforced by the Department through Departmental officers in the regional office from where the reproductive material is to be exported.

Rules for the entry into the EU of germinal products of dogs and cats have not been harmonised. Member States may, following an evaluation of the risks involved, apply national rules, provided those rules comply with the requirements laid down in paragraph 1 of Article 234 of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and provided that they take into account the matters referred to in Articles 235 and 236 of that Regulation.

Contact the Finnish Food Authority for additional requirements that may apply.

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

Health requirements

Health certification

Australian Departmental officers will only endorse health certification for reproductive material destined to the EU if it is written in English and, where required, an official language of the EU Member State of the BIP where the animals will enter the EU.

Australian Departmental officers will not endorse health certification for reproductive material destined to the EU if only presented in a language other than English.

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

Special conditions

The semen was collected in the presence of a veterinarian. The donor dog was subject to a veterinary examination on each date of collection of the semen, and showed no clinical evidence of any infectious or contagious diseases.

Following information from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary and Food Department of Finland there are no health requirements concerning the import of frozen canine semen from Australia to Finland.

Neither an import permit nor a health certificate is thus needed.

However, all consignments require an export permit under the Export Control Act.

Basis for Micor Entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 3 May 2022.

Latest updates

24/01/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:43 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:45 PM