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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

Health certification

There is an import health standard (IHS) and a guidance document for importing sheep semen and embryos.

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.

Other requirements

Embryo transfer veterinarian declaration

In addition to the health certificate, a declaration from the Embryo Team Veterinarian is required for assessment of this export.

This template (DOCX 50 KB | PDF 220 KB) provides the format for the Embryo transfer veterinarian declaration (EVTD) for the export of sheep and goat embryos to New Zealand.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 13 October 2021.

Latest updates

21/01/2022 - Embryo transfer veterinarian declaration (ETVD) template added.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:25 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:30 PM