Live Animals

Pigs Slaughter


1.1 The import of pigs is subject to the general conditions for the import of
animals as laid down in Animal Quarantine Circular No.1, "General
Conditions". All importers should be familiar with the circular.

1.2 Subject to conditions in section 1.1 above pigs may be imported to PNG from
Countries with similar disease status to PNG and require prior permission
from the Chief Stock Inspector in the form of an import permit.

1.3 Importation of pigs to PNG will only be considered on the conditions that
prior arrangement for inspection and subsequent approval of the post-import
quarantine veterinary officer is carried out.

1.4 The number of pigs per application will be determined by the holding capacity
of the post-import quarantine facility.

NOTE: The conditions in this circular may change without notice depending on the
changes in the disease status of the country of origin of the animals and/or
as determined by the Chief Quarantine Officer (animals) or his/her delegate.
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1. Statutory declaration by the owner or his/her agent that the animals for

A) To the best of his knowledge and belief the pigs are free from signs of
infection and contagious diseases.

B) The pigs prepared for export have not been in contact with pigs not
treated for export for the 30 days prior to shipment and have been held in
isolation for that period.

C) The animals for import to PNG were transported to the vessel for
embarkation in trucks which have been cleaned and the floor washed prior
to loading with a disinfectant solution at a concentration specified by
makers to be bactericidal.

2. Veterinary Health Certificate

Farm of origin
a) Signs of the following diseases have not been known to occur in cattle and
pigs on the property of origin within the six (6) months preceding export and
during the isolation period:
- porcine brucellosis
- bovine tuberculosis
- leptospirosis

b) to be free from clinical signs for the preceding 12 months
- haemaggltinating encephalomyelitis (HEV)

c) The paramyxovirus infection in pigs has not been detected or reported in the farm of origin.

Pre-export isolation facility has been free from signs of the following diseases for six (6) months:

- porcine brucellosis
- bovine tuberculosis
- leptospirosis
- paramyxovirus infection in pigs
- anthrax

3. Pigs for export have been held in isolation for 30 days
immediately preceding embarkation. Isolation requires separation from pigs not
of an equivalent or higher health status with biosecurity measures including
footbaths, change of clothing and disinfection equipment.

4. For Brucellosis - within 30 days prior to shipment:

I. have originated from a state or territory free from Brucella suis; OR

ii. Are from an accredited Brucella suis-free herd; OR

iii. Have been subjected to testing for porcine brucellosis using the serum
agglutination test with a negative result (test to include dilution up
to 1/320 and negative is a titre less than 301.U.)

5. For Leptospirosis - within 30 days prior to shipment, the pigs for export:

I. Have been tested using serum agglutination test for L.pomona. Negative is a
reaction of less than 50% agglutination at 1/200 dilution: OR

ii. Have been vaccinatied against leptospirosis (including L. Pomona) and
details of vaccination, including type of vaccine and date of application
must be stated.

5. For external parasites - within 30 days prior to shipment:

I. The pigs have been dipped or sprayed at least 3 times, at interval
of 5-10 days, with an organo-phosphate, carbamate or chemical
insecticide registered in Australia for killing of lice on pigs. The last
treatment is to be within 48 hours of shipment.

6. For Anthrax - within 30 days prior to shipment:

I. All pigs for export were vaccinated, not less than 20 days and
not more than 6 months prior to shipment with anthrax vaccine
of a standard conforming with the OIE standards; OR

ii. Kept for 20 days prior to shipment in an establishment where no case of
anthrax was officially declared.

7. A declaration by an AQIS veterinary officer that she/he has no reasons to doubt the truth of the statutory declaration and further attesting:

a) The animals for export were examined within 48 hours of embarkation and found
to be free from signs of infectious and contagious diseases, ticks, stick-fast
flea and all external parasites.

B) All pigs for export showed no signs of anthrax on the day of shipment.

C) Copies of laboratory test results (endorsed by AQIS veterinarian) and relevant export documents must accompany the consignment without exemption.

2. Veterinary Certificate

3. The animals for import to PNG were transported to the vessel for embarkation
in trucks which have been cleaned and the floor washed prior to loading with a
disinfectant solution at a concentration specified by the makers to be
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6 January 2005
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Import permit required.
Obtainable from:

Chief Stock Inspector
PO Box 741
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Ph: 576 3259977
Fax: 675 3259310
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1. The animals will be subject to documentation inspection on arrival by a
quarantine veterinarian or his/her delegate prior to disembarkation.
Consignments that do not meet the import requirements will be considered an
illegal import and action taken accordingly at the cost of the importer or
his/her agent(s).

2. Animals will be loaded onto a stock truck (approved by NAQIA) and tranported
under the quarantine supervision to the pre-designated quarantine isolation

3. The animals will remain under quarantine observation for a period (to be
determined by the duty NAQIA veterinarian) but not less than two (2) weeks.
During this period, animals may be subjected to further isolation and/or
treatment as determined by the duty veterinarian.

4. Upon the satisfaction of quarantine isolation requirements, the animals will be
released from quarantine.

5. Aniamls that do not meet the post-import requirements will be subjected to
treatment as determined by the chief veterinary officer on the advice of the
duty veterinarian and this may included disposal at the cost of the importer.
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