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Day old chicks and hatching eggs

Country: Papua New Guinea

Trade suspended

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

An import permit and health certificate are required.

Refer to the Department of Agriculture and Livestock National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) for information about the process required to import animals into Papua New Guinea from Australia.

Email
naqia@dg.com.pg

Refer to these and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).

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

Health requirements

Health certificate

I, Dr ………………………………, a duly authorised government veterinary officer, hereby certify that:

General
  1. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs (delete inapplicable) for export to Papua New Guinea originate from breeding establishments and hatcheries audited and approved for export by the Australian Government.

    The Department issues certification based on documentation confirming successful audit and approval of breeding establishment and hatchery by the Australian Government within 12 months prior to export.
Specific requirements for identified risk organisms
  1. Australia is free from virulent Newcastle disease (velogenic and mesogenic), Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and very virulent infectious bursal disease.

    The Department issues certification for country freedom based on advice obtained from the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

  2. The donor flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs (delete inapplicable) originate have not been vaccinated for avian influenza.

    The Department issues certification based on operator declarations that the day-old chickens or hatching eggs were produced from donor flocks that have not been vaccinated against avian influenza.

  3. The donor flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs (delete inapplicable) for export to Papua New Guinea originate either (delete inapplicable):

    1. a) are part of an accreditation scheme for Salmonella Pullorum,

      OR

    2. b) have been tested for Salmonella Pullorum by serum agglutination tests in the three (3) months prior to export. A number sufficient to detect 5% prevalence with 95% confidence was tested. No evidence of Salmonella Pullorum was detected.

    The Department issues certification based on declarations from the State or Territory Veterinary authority confirming the donor flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs were produced from are accredited Salmonella-free flocks for Salmonella Pullorum.

    OR

    Records of blood sampling and laboratory test results within the appropriate time period and at the correct confidence levels.

  4. The donor flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs (delete inapplicable) are produced have been tested for Mycoplasma synovia and M. gallisepticum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or serum agglutination testing at least twice in the six (6) months prior to export, including once within 30 days prior to export. A number sufficient to detect 5% prevalence with 95% confidence was tested. No evidence of M. synovia or M. gallisepticum was detected.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian who collected the samples and the laboratory report(s) from a NATA accredited laboratory within the appropriate time period and at the correct confidence intervals.

  5. The day-old chickens have been vaccinated against Marek's disease.

    The Department issues certification based on a declaration from the person who administered the vaccine that the day-old chickens have been vaccinated against Marek's disease using a registered vaccine.

  6. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs were derived from flocks in which no outbreaks of avian infectious encephalomyelitis has been reported within the previous three months.

    The Department issues certification based on declaration from the Sate or Territory Veterinary Authority confirming the donor flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs were derived from of no evidence of avian infectious encephalomyelitis occurring on the premises for the three months prior to export.

Other requirements

Document requirements

The following documents are required:

  1. A statutory declaration, in the form specified in FORM 14(a) for chickens and turkeys is required by the owner/manager and endorsed by the government veterinary authority of the exporting country.
  2. Specific veterinary certificate – a declaration the form specified in FORM 14(b), completed and endorsed by the government veterinary authority of the exporting country.

Transport requirements

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 conditions agreed in February 2022 and importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 23 February 2022.

Latest updates

17/01/2023 - Added "Trade suspended" notice to this entry.
21/07/2022 - Page first published.
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Last updated: 17/01/2023 3:48 PMCreated: 25/07/2022 10:42 AM