Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
Refer to the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
I, ________________________________, an official veterinarian for the government of Australia certify to the best of my knowledge that:
- Australia has been free from red sea bream iridovirus for at least the past two years.
The Department issues certification for country freedom based on advice obtained from the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer as reported to the OIE.
- There have been no cases of notifiable diseases of aquatic animals reported on the property of origin during the past 6 months.
Documentation from the relevant State/Territory Authority that there were no cases of notifiable diseases of aquatic animals reported on the property during the past 6 months prior to export.
- The batch1 from which the fish were selected have undergone a negative histopathological examination within 14 days prior to export for epizootic ulcerative syndrome (Aphanomyces invadans) and viral nervous necrosis (Betanodavirus spp.).
Records of sampling and laboratory test results from the batch which the fish were selected within the appropriate time frame.
- The fish have been treated for external parasites within 3 days of export.
Declaration from the person who administered the treatment confirming treatment for external parasites within 3 days of export.
- The fish have been inspected by a registered veterinarian within 3 days of export and were free from clinical signs of infectious and contagious disease (including external parasites).
Declaration from the registered veterinarian who inspected the fish within 3 days of export confirming the fish were found to be free from clinical signs of infectious and contagious disease (including external parasites).
- The containers used for transporting the live fish were either new or have been cleaned and disinfected prior to use.
Declaration from the exporter confirming that the containers used for transporting the live fish were either new or were cleaned and disinfected prior to use.
1a representative sample of the consignment sufficient to detect 10% prevalence of disease with 95% confidence.
The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.
Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements
The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.
Basis for Micor entry
Based on a health certificate agreed in 2019.
Entry last reviewed 22 July 2021.