Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
Refer to the
Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services for information about the process required to import animals into Malaysia from Australia.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
Animal Health Certification Requirements for Export of Ornamental Aquatic Animals from Australia to Malaysia
- Name and address of the aquaculture establishment of origin or location of harvest:
- Date of shipment:
- Name of exporting country: AUSTRALIA
- Name and address of the exporter: see above
- Name of the competent authority (CA) of the exporting country: Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
- Country of destination: MALAYSIA
- Name and address of the importer: see above
Identification of the animals
- Species (scientific name and common name): see above
- Quantity: see above
- Total number of packages: see above
I, Dr ………………………………, a duly authorised government veterinary officer, hereby certify that:
- The export ornamental aquatic animal species which are either susceptible or can act as vectors to the diseases listed at Table 1 (page 4), originate from a country, zone, farm or aquaculture establishment that has been subject to an official aquatic animal health surveillance system equivalent to standards described in the current version of the Aquatic Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code) and are officially recognised by the certifying authority of Australia as being free from spring viraemia of carp (SVC)*, Koi herpesvirus disease (KHV)*, epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS)*, epizootic haematopoietic necrosis (EHN)* and white spot disease (WSD)*.
- For goldfish (Carassius auratus), there is absence of clinical signs suggestive of furunculosis (Aeromonas salmonicida)* and infection with goldfish haematopoietic necrosis virus (GFHNV)*.
- The ornamental aquatic animals have been examined within seven (7) days before loading and found to be healthy and free from any clinical signs of disease.
- The ornamental aquatic animals have not been kept in water in common with koi carp** or farmed foodfish (fish farmed for human consumption including recreational fishing).
If the consignment contains marine fish species,
- The marine fish are wild caught and have not been bred or hatched on a farm or other premises.
- The marine fish were not sourced from a population associated with any significant infectious disease or pests and there have not been any unusual or substantial outbreaks of infectious fish disease or pest in the areas from which the fish have been collected during the six (6) months prior to collection.
- The marine fish were collected from an area at least five (5) kilometres from any foodfish aquaculture operation and they have not come into contact with water, equipment or fish associated with farmed foodfish (fish farmed for human consumption including recreational fishing).
* keep as appropriate for the susceptible species
** except in the case of export of koi carp.
|Disease||Susceptible species||Species which shall be regarded as vectors|
|Spring viraemia of carp||As listed in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code. ||N/A|
|Koi herpesvirus disease||As listed in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code. ||N/A|
|Epizootic ulcerative syndrome||As listed in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code. ||N/A|
|Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis||As listed in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code. ||Goldfish (Carassius auratus)|
|Furunculosis||Goldfish (Carassius auratus)||N/A|
|Goldfish haematopoietic necrosis||Goldfish (Carassius auratus)||N/A|
|White spot disease||As listed in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code.||N/A|
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 health conditions that were agreed to in 2021.
Entry last reviewed 11 October 2022.
21/03/2023 - Page first published.