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Day old chicks hatching eggs

Country: Tonga

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Import permit

An import permit is required.

Importing country requirements

1. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate from breeding establishments and hatcheries that are audited and approved by the Australian Department of Agriculture.

2. The Australian State or Territory from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs for export to Tonga originate is free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (fowl plague).

3. The Australian State or Territory from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate is free from Newcastle disease as defined by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

4. The breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate were vaccinated against infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) using a registered vaccine as listed in the attached vaccination schedule.

5. The day-old chickens have been vaccinated against Marek’s disease using a registered vaccine (delete if hatching eggs).

6. There has been no evidence of fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida), infectious bronchitis (IB) and infectious laryngo-tracheitis (ILT) in the breeding establishment from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate for the six (6) months prior to export.

7. The breeding establishment from which the day-old chicks or hatching eggs for export to Tonga originate have shown no evidence of mycoplasmosis (M. gallisepticum and M. synoviae) for the six (6) months prior to export.

8. Any vaccination of the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate against ILT, IB and fowl cholera is listed in the attached schedule. The vaccination schedulecontains:

a. date of vaccination

b. the age of flock at vaccination

c. name of disease

d. name of vaccine

9. The day-old chickens showed no sign of mycoplasmosis on the day of shipment (delete if hatching eggs)

10. The day-old chickens or hatching eggs were placed into new packaging for export to Tonga.

Exporter requirements to meet the importing country requirements

1. Documentation confirming successful audit and approval of breeding establishment and hatchery by Department of Agriculture within 12 months prior to export.

2. Documentation from the State or Territory Veterinary authority confirming the State/Territory from where the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originated is free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (fowl plague).

3. Documentation from the State or Territory Veterinary authority confirming the State/Territory from where the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originated is free from Newcastle disease as defined by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

4. A copy of the vaccination program of the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate which includes the date of vaccination, the age of flock at vaccination, name of disease and name of vaccine.Vaccination for IBDV must be included in the schedule.

5. Declaration from the operator of the breeding flock establishment that the day-old chickens have been vaccinated against Marek’s disease using a registered vaccine.

6. Documentation from the State or Territory Veterinary Authority of no evidence of the relevant notifiable diseases in the breeding establishment for the six (6) months prior to export.

     Documentation from the operator of the breeding flock establishment of no evidence of the relevant non-notifiable diseases in the breeding establishment for the six (6) months prior to export.

7. Documentation from the State or Territory Veterinary Authority of no evidence of the relevant notifiable diseases in the breeding establishment for the six (6) months prior to export.

     Documentation from the operator of the breeding flock establishment of no evidence of the relevant non-notifiable diseases in the breeding establishment for the six (6) months prior to export.

8. A copy of the vaccination program of the breeding flocks from which the day-old chickens or hatching eggs originate which includes the date of vaccination, the age of flock at vaccination, name of disease and name of vaccine. Any vaccination for ILT, IB and fowl cholera must be included in the schedule.

9. A declaration from a registered veterinarian who inspected the day old chickens on the day of shipment and found no sign of infectious and contagious disease, including mycoplasmosis (unless this inspection is performed by a Department of Agriculture Veterinary Officer).

10. Declaration from the exporter confirming the day-old chickens or hatching eggs were packed in new packaging for export.

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Last updated: 5/01/2023 1:32 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:38 PM