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Norway (NO)

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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 Norwegian Food Safety Authority​ for additional requirements that may apply.

It is illegal to own or import certain breeds of dogs (or their reproductive material) which are considered dangerous in Norway. This ban also applies to crossbreeds where there is one or more dangerous breed in any proportion.
Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certification

The Australian registered veterinarian who collected the semen must complete and sign the certificate template for import of dog semen to Norway. The certificate template for import of dog semen to Norway can be obtained by contacting the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Health certificate

Certificate for import of dog semen to Norway

  1. ​​Country of dispatch:

  2. Identification of the donor animal
    Registered name, breed, Identification number (chip or tattoo) & Date of collection

  3. Origin and destination of the semen
    Number of straws, identification of the straws/container

  4. Origin and destination of the semen
    Origin and destination of the semen
    Name and address of exporter:

I, the undersigned authorised veterinarian responsible for the semen collection, certify that the donor dog with identification number _______________________________________________

  1. does not show clinical signs of contagious disease;

  2. is not breed or crossbreed of Fila Brasilerio, Tora Inu, Dogo Argentino or Pit Bull Terrier;

  3. (only if appropriate) is vaccinated against:

    1. Leptospirosis (serotypes L.canicola and L.icteroharmorragia)

    2. Date of vaccination

  4. (only if appropriate) has been submitted to serological tests within 21 days prior to collection with

    1. a) negative result for Brucella canis

      Date of blood sampling:

    2. b) less than 50% agglutination at dilution 1:30 for Leptospira canicola and L.icterohaemorragia (required only if the dog is not vaccinated).

      Date of blood sampling:

Point 3 and 4 are based on the original vaccination and laboratory certificates.

Date of semen collection: ______________________

Place: _____________________ Date: ________________



Special conditions

Owners statement (if required)

I, _____________________________, the owner of the donor dog, certify that the dog has not been used for natural service in the period between the blood sampling(s) and the semen collection.

Done at:_____________________ Date:____________________

Signature: ___________________

Basis for Micor Entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 31 August 2023.

Latest updates

27/11/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 28/11/2023 1:12 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:31 PM