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Philippines (PH)

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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.

A Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Import Certificate/ VQC from the Republic of the Philippines' Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry is required and is the equivalent of an import permit.

The VQC can be obtained from:

National Veterinary Quarantine Services (NVQS)
Bureau of Animal Industry
Department of Agriculture
Diliman Quezon City
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 health requirements given in this entry are a guide only, based on conditions commonly found on the Philippines' import permits.

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

Health certificate

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

  1. Australia is free from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Rinderpest and Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia.
  2. During the six (6) months prior to embryo collection, no clinical cases of Q Fever, Enzootic Bovine Leucosis (EBL), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Anthrax, Leptospirosis, Babesiosis, Trichomoniasis and Bluetongue have been diagnosed in the farm of origin of the donor female and donor bulls.
  3. The herd of origin of the donor females and donor bulls originate from accredited farm/farms tested negative, monitored negative or confirmed free of the status for Brucellosis and Tuberculosis.
  4. That the donor females originate from premises of origin which has been free of Johne's disease for the last five years.
  5. The donor females come from farms with no diagnosed cases of Campylobacteriosis in the preceding three years prior to export.
  6. The embryos were collected from donor females that showed no clinical signs of contagious disease on the date of embryos collection.
  7. The embryos were washed at least 10 times with each progressive washing diluted 1:100 according to procedures recommended by the OIE.
  8. The embryos were examined microscopically and only embryos with intact zona pellucida are in this shipment.
  9. The indelible markings on the ampoules or straws identify the embryos recording to the key shown on this health certificate.
  10. The donor female was negative to the following tests within thirty (30) days prior to or after the collection of embryos:
    1. Johnes Disease – ELISA
    2. EBL – ELISA
    3. Bluetongue – ELISA

Prior to export, the container in which the semen is to be transported, was sealed using an Official Seal bearing the marks: XXXXXX


Attachment to Veterinary Health Certificate – Donor Schedule

Female Donor IDMale Donor IDStraw ID / CodeNumber of EmbryosNumber of StrawsDate of Collection

Other requirements

Embryo transfer veterinarian declaration

A declaration by the accredited embryo transfer veterinarian is required for assessment of this export.

This template (DOCX 41 KB| PDF 150 KB) provides the format for the Embryo Transfer Veterinarian declaration (ETVD) for the export of bovine embryos to the Philippines.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on conditions commonly found on the Philippines’ import permit.

Entry last reviewed 17 May 2022.

Latest updates

Last updated: 25/07/2023 10:34 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:32 PM