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Goats semen


New Zealand (NZ)

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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 and health certificate are required.

Information about the process required to import reproductive material into New Zealand from Australia can be found on New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website.

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

Health requirements

There is an import health standard (IHS) and a guidance document.

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the country website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Special conditions

  1. Testing is not required for diseases that Australia is free from. This includes the following diseases:
    • Maedi Visna
    • Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
    • Ovine and Caprine Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)
    • Contagious agalactica
    • Peste des petits ruminants
    • Scrapie
    • Tuberculosis (Bovine)
  2. Testing for ovine epididymitis (Brucella ovis) is not required where properties of origin are accredited free from the disease.
  3. Testing for caprine arthritis encephalitis is not required.
  4. MPI New Zealand have granted a general dispensation that testing for Border disease is not required until further notice.

Other requirements

Centre veterinarian declaration

A declaration by the Artificial Insemination Centre (AIC) veterinarian is required for assessment of this export.

This template (DOCX 45 KB | PDF 240 KB) provides the format for the Centre veterinarian declaration (CVD) for the export of sheep and goat semen to New Zealand.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 13 October 2021.

Latest updates

05/11/2021 - Centre veterinarian declaration (CVD) template added.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:25 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:30 PM