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Country: Taiwan

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Health certificate

I,___________, an official veterinarian for the government of Australia certify to the best of my knowledge that:

Note: Any declarations provided must be signed and dated by the appropriate person in management of the premises of origin(exporter) or veterinarian (as applicable).

  1. The day-old chickens are less than 72 hours old at the time of export (delete for hatching eggs).

For day old chickens the department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter attesting that the day-old chicken will be less than 72 hours old at the time of export.

  1. The Australian State or Territory from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs for export to Taiwan originate is free from high pathogenicity avian influenza.

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).

  1. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate from breeding establishments and hatcheries that are audited and approved for export by the Competent Veterinary Authority of Australia and the hygiene and disease security procedures in the breeding flocks and hatcheries are in accordance with the Biosecurity procedures in poultry production chapter of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The farms and hatcheries of origin must have been inspected/audited by the department within the past 12 months to demonstrate compliance with chapters 6.4 and 6.5 of the OIE code. The department issues certification based on the most recent approval certificate from the department.

  1. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate from breeder flocks whose birds have been in Australia since hatching and have not been in contact with any imported poultry or birds.

The department issues certification based on the fact that imports of live poultry to Australia are not permitted, and a declaration from the exporter attesting that the day-old chickens or hatching eggs have not been in contact with any imported birds.

  1. There have been no cases of Newcastle disease, infectious bursal disease, pullorum disease, infectious laryngotracheitis, and fowl cholera in the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate in the 12 months prior to export.

The department issues certification based on declarations from the State or Territory Veterinary authorities of no reports of the notifiable diseases listed in the import conditions in the breeding establishments and hatcheries of origin during the 12 months before export.

The department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the breeding establishments and/or hatcheries poultry health system of no clinical cases(based on clinical, pathological or serological evidence) of the non-notifiable diseases listed in the import conditions in the breeding establishments and hatcheries of origin during the 12 months before export.

  1. There have been no cases of H5 and H7 subtype avian influenza, psittacosis, avian encephalomyelitis, egg drop syndrome, infectious bronchitis, chronic respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum, infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae and infectious coryza in the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate in the six months prior to export.

The department issues certification based on declarations from the State or Territory Veterinary authorities of no reports of the notifiable diseases listed in the import conditions in the breeding establishments and hatcheries of origin during the 12 months before export.

The department issues certification based on a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the breeding establishments and/or hatcheries poultry health system of no clinical cases(based on clinical, pathological or serological evidence) of the non-notifiable diseases listed in the import conditions in the breeding establishments and hatcheries of origin during the 12 months before export.

  1. The breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate have not been vaccinated against avian influenza.

The department issues certification based on the fact that vaccination against avian influenza is not permitted in Australia.

  1. The breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate have been tested for the following agents with negative results at least twice in the six months prior to export, including once within 30 days of export, and done in a government laboratory or a laboratory accredited by the Australian National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA):
    1. H5 and H7 subtype avian influenza by the following methods:
      1. haemagglutination inhibition OR ELISA testing (delete one) of sera. A number sufficient to detect 5% prevalence with 95% confidence was tested, AND
      2. egg inoculation OR polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing (delete one) of oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs. A number sufficient to detect 10% prevalence with 95% confidence was taken from each breeding flock. Pools containing no more than five swabs each were tested.

Note: if PCR is used, it can be either Reverse Transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) or Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-PCR(RT-qPCR).

  1. Newcastle disease by egg inoculation OR polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing (delete one) of oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs. A number sufficient to detect 10% prevalence with 95% confidence was taken from each breeding flock. Pools containing no more than five swabs each were tested.

Note: if PCR is used, it can be either Reverse Transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) or Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-PCR(RT-qPCR).

  1. Salmonella pullorum (Pullorum disease). The breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate are either:
    1. part of a salmonella accreditation scheme for Salmonella pullorum (Pullorum disease) that uses the serum agglutination test, OR
    2. have been tested for S. pullorum by serum agglutination testing of sera. A number sufficient to detect 5% prevalence with 95% confidence was tested. (delete either i or ii).

The department issues certification about the testing/ disease monitoring and testing program based on:

a, b and c (ii) - A declaration from the registered veterinarian who collected the samples and the laboratory report(s) from a government laboratory or from a NATA accredited laboratory.

c (i).Disease monitoring and testing program – documentation from the State or Territory veterinary authority that administers the program.

  1. The eggs have been disinfected in accordance with the Biosecurity procedures in poultry production and the General Recommendations on Disinfection and Disinsection chapters of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

The department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter including the name of the registered disinfectant name, and the date and place the disinfection occurred.

  1. The vaccination program of the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens originated is attached. This specifies the type of vaccine used, the date of vaccination and the age of the flock when vaccinated. The vaccination program is certified by an official veterinarian for the government of Australia.

The department issues certification based on records of vaccination and a declaration from the registered veterinarian(s) responsible for monitoring the breeding establishments and/or hatcheries poultry health system attesting to the accuracy of the records.

Vaccination records must be provided in the exact table format as outlined in Attachment 1and no additional information (e.g. other veterinary treatments) should be provided.

  1. The day-old poultry or hatching eggs are loaded into containers which are new, clean and securely closed. The means of transport and transit complies with the OIE Code and the Live Animal Regulations of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The department issues certification based on a declaration by the exporter.

  1. The consignment is not scheduled to tranship (change of aircraft) in HPAI infected countries/zones.

OR

For day old poultry, the consignment is scheduled to tranship(change of aircraft) in HPAI infected countries/zones with prior approval of the competent authority of Taiwan.

For hatching eggs, the consignment is scheduled to tranship(change of aircraft) in HPAI infected countries/zones and the eggs meet BAPHIQ’s regulations of Import Quarantine Operation for Animal Products Transported by Closed Container.

The department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter and a transport plan provided by the exporter.

  1. No additional feed, fodder, bedding or poultry/birds are scheduled to be loaded after departure from Australia.

The department issues certification based on a declaration from the exporter and a transport plan provided by the exporter.

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Protocol last negotiated

3 October 2017

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Last updated: 17/11/2022 3:28 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:37 PM