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Birds live (6 or more birds)

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Taiwan (TW)

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Importing country requirements

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

The following conditions apply only to consignments of 6 or more animals​, over the age of 72 hours and for birds only (including pigeons, parrots, eagles and other birds). There is a separate ​Micor entry for 5 or fewer live birds​ to Taiwan from Australia.

For exports of land fowls (chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, guinea ​​fowls, partridges, grouses, peafowl, ostriches, emus, cassowaries and other land fowls) and water fowl (ducks, geese, swans, mandarin ducks, penguins, sandpipers, plovers, egrets, storks, cranes, rails, pelicans, and other water fowls), further negotiations would be needed.

An import permit is required.

Contact the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) for information about the process required to import animals into Taiwan from Australia.

Refer to this and the Department’s websites for current information about importing 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

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the country website carefully at the time of preparation for export. The health conditions available are applicable for consignments of more than 6 (six) live birds.

Certifying officers must review the import permit(s), any conditions provided by the exporter and the country website to ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).

Health certificate

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

  1. Authority issuing the certificate:

    1. 1.1 Exporting country: Australia

    2. 1.2 Name of the issuing authority: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

  2. Identification of the commodity:

    1. 2.1 Species: See front page of the certificate.

    2. 2.2 Quantity: See front page of the certificate.

    3. 2.3 Identification number of each bird (microchip or other identification method): See endorsed list attached to certificate.

  3. Establishment of origin:

    1. 3.1. Name and address of the exporter: See front page of the certificate.

    2. 3.2. State/Territory of origin of the animals: [Australian State(s) and/or Australian Territory]

    3. 3.3. Name and address of the establishment of origin: [Name] [Address]

  4. Destination:

    1. 4.1 Country of destination: Taiwan

    2. 4.2 Name and address of importer: See front page of the certificate.

  5. The imported consignment of birds meet the following requirements:

    1. 5.1 The animals fulfill the requirements stipulated in Article 7.2 of the Quarantine requirements for the Importation of Poultry and Birds.

    2. 5.2 At the time of export the birds were more than 72 hours old.

    3. 5.3 The Australian State or Territory from which the birds for export originate is free from highly pathogenic avian influenza.

    4. 5.4 The birds have been kept for at least three months prior to export, or since hatching, in an establishment that is regularly inspected by veterinarians who are responsible for diseases diagnosis and notifications.​

    5. 5.5 There have been no confirmed cases of the following diseases in the establishment of origin for the time period indicated:

      1. a) Newcastle disease, pullorum disease, fowl cholera in the previous year;
      2. b) H5 and H7 subtype avian influenza, avian chlamydiosis, avian mycoplasmosis caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum, infectious coryza, and fowl typhoid in the previous 6 months.

    6. 5.6 The birds were kept for a minimum of 21 days in pre-export quarantine, from [DD/MM/YYYY] and until [DD/MM/YYYY], in a facility supervised by registered veterinarians approved by the competent authority of Australia. During the quarantine period, the birds were in a healthy condition and did not display clinical signs of disease based on individual examinations performed by the registered veterinarian.
      Note
      As per item 5.9, if there have been cases of West Nile fever in Australia in the past two years then the birds must undergo 30 days pre-export quarantine in a mosquito proof facility.

    7. 5.7 During the pre-export quarantine period, the birds were subject to the following tests performed by an accredited laboratory in compliance with the "Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals" of the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) or where no WOAH testing methods are prescribed, recommended, or considered suitable, the testing methods have been published in international scientific journals, with negative results:

      1. ​H5 and H7 subtype avian influenza by the following methods:

        1. haemagglutination inhibition, ELISA testing OR
        2. polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs.
          Date of sample collection: [DD/MM/YYYY]
          Laboratory name: [Name]
          Test method: [Test type]
          Date of testing at laboratory: [DD/MM/YYYY]
          ​Test result: [Test result]​

      2. Newcastle disease by​ PCR testing of oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs.

        • Date of sample collection: [DD/MM/YYYY]
        • Laboratory name: [Name]
        • Test method: PCR​
        • Date of testing at laboratory: [DD/MM/YYYY]
        • Test result: [Test result]​

      3. Avian chlamydiosis by the following methods: (for birds of the Psittacidae family only)​

        1. haemagglutination inhibition OR ELISA testing of sera,
          AND
        2. polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs.
          Date of sample collection: [DD/MM/YYYY]
          Laboratory name: [Name]
          Test method: [Test type]
          Date of testing at laboratory: [DD/MM/YYYY]
          Test result: [Test result]
          OR
        3. the birds were treated with chlortetracycline, doxycycline, or other medication deemed as of ​equivalent efficacy in treating or preventing avian chlamydiosis by the registered veterinarian.
      Note
      For consignments with less than 20 birds, each individual bird was tested. For consignments with 20 birds or greater, a minimum of 20 birds were tested.​
    8. ​​5.8 The birds for export have not been vaccinated against avian influenza.

    9. 5.9​
      1. a) There have been no cases of West Nile fever in Australia in the past two years;

        OR

      2. b) The animals underwent 30 days pre-export quarantine, from [DD/MM/YYYY] and until [DD/MM/YYYY], in a mosquito proof facility;

        AND

      3. c) The animals were tested, by causal agent identification, for West Nile fever at least 3 days after entering the pre-export quarantine facility and returned negative results.

        Date of sample collection: [DD/MM/YYYY]
        Laboratory name: [Name]
        Test method: [Test type]
        Date of testing at laboratory: [DD/MM/YYYY]
        Test result: [Test result]
      Note
      For consignments with less than 20 birds, each individual bird was tested. For consignments with 20 birds or greater, a minimum of 20 birds were tested.

    10. ​5.10 During transport from the establishment of origin to the pre-export quarantine facility and from the pre-export quarantine facility to the port or airport of export, the birds did not come into contact with other birds (including poultry).

    11. 5.11 Based on a declaration from the exporter, during the voyage or flight to the importing country, the birds will be transported so as to prevent contact with other birds (including poultry).

    12. 5.12 The birds were transported in cargo holds with clean containers which have been treated with disinfectant approved by the competent authority of Australia, in accordance with the General Recommendations on Disinfection and Disinsection chapters of the WOAH Terrestrial Animal Health Code.​

Special conditions

Permission to move birds out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move birds out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International wildlife trade requirements. There is specific guidance for non-commercial wildlife trade for public exhibition, scientific research, conservation breeding and personal use.

Email
wildlifetrade@dcceew.gov.au

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requir​ements

The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on agreed health certificate of September 2022.

Entry last reviewed 25 October 2022.

Latest updates

18/04/2023 - Page first published.
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Last updated: 28/06/2023 3:11 PMCreated: 18/04/2023 1:09 PM