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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 semen 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 males.
  3. The herd of origin of the donor bulls originates from accredited farm/farms classified tested negative, monitored negative or confirmed free of the status for Brucellosis and Tuberculosis.
  4. That the donor bulls originate from premises of origin which has been free of Johne's disease for the last five years.
  5. The donor bulls come from farms with no diagnosed cases of Campylobacteriosis in the preceding three years prior to export.
  6. The donor bulls were clinically healthy on the day of collection.
  7. The donor bulls were negative to the following tests within thirty (30) days prior to or after the collection of semen:
    1. Johne's Disease – Complement Fixation test (CF) test at 1:8 dilution / ELISA test
    2. EBL – Agar Gel Immunodiffusion Test (AGID) / ELISA test
    3. Bluetongue – AGID / ELISA Test

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


Attachment to Veterinary Health Certificate – Donor Schedule

Donor Bull ID
Donor Reg No
Breed Collection Date Batch No Number of Straws JD Test Date
EBL Test Date
BT Test Date
Lab Ref No

Special conditions

Please note that the Philippines' health requirements for the import of bovine semen are detailed on the import permit issued by the Philippines authority.

The health requirements given in this entry are a guide only, based on conditions commonly found on the Philippines' import permits.

Exporters preparing consignments of semen for export to the Philippines must comply with the requirements on the import permit for that consignment.

Other requirements

Centre veterinarian declaration

A declaration by the centre veterinarian is required for this export.

This template (DOCX 42 KB | ​PDF 153 KB) provides the format for the Centre Veterinarian Declaration (CVD) for the export of bovine semen to the Philippines.

Basis for Micor Entry

Based on importing country website and permit based trade.

Entry last reviewed 17 May 2022.

Latest updates

Last updated: 23/05/2023 11:51 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:32 PM