Red Wattle Semen Export to Canada

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Red Wattle Semen Export to Canada

Postby jmyers » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:35 pm

DOCUMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORT PERMIT

- Needed to import the animal or product at the time of import
To request a Permit to Import Animals, visit the My CFIA link
http://inspection.gc.ca/mycfia
and sign up for a MyCFIA account today.

EXPORT CERTIFICATE
-Is issued by exporting country
-Must contain all statements and information as required by the Permit to Import Semen.
-Certificate must contain all information required on permit
CONDITIONS OF IMPORT
For Single Entry permits, the original or a copy of this permit and any other necessary import / exportdocumentation pertaining to the shipment must be provided for inspection at the first port of entry.
For Multiple Entry permits, the original or a copy of the signed original of this permit and any other necessaryimport / export documentation pertaining to the shipment must be provided for inspection at the first port ofentry. If a copy of the signed original is provided in this instance, the original must be made available if requestedby the inspector.
The zoosanitary export documentation pertaining to the shipment must clearly describe the animal(s) or thing(s)and the country of origin. The export document must be issued by a veterinary inspector of the central veterinaryservice of the country of origin; or by a
Veterinarian designated for such purposes by the central veterinary service of the country of origin and endorsedby an official veterinary inspector of the central veterinary service of the country of origin.
Accompanying export documentation must be issued in either English or French.
The conditions in this permit can only be changed or amended by a CFIA inspector. Any change to the permit byan unauthorized person will render the permit invalid.

CERTIFICATION
The original zoosanitary export certificate must clearly describe the shipment. The certification must read thefollowing:
The zoosanitary export certificate must include the following details: the name and address of the exporter (orconsignor), the name and approval number of the centre where the semen was collected, total number of strawsor ampules in consignment, the identification markings or labelling on the straws or ampules (which includes theregistered name, registration number and breed of the donor sire and the date of semen collection), the nameand address of the consignee, the serial number of the shipping tank and the number or markings of the tamperproof seal applied to the shipping container.
Should the disease status of the country of origin change, the import shipment may be refused entry into Canadaor be subject to additional quarantine and testing or treatment. Importers will be responsible for any additional
incurred costs.
The animal(s) or thing(s) must originate from a premises certified free from pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease).
The premises of origin and all farms within a radius of three (3) kilometers must have been free from any clinicalor epidemiological evidence of pseudorabies (excluding viral strains associated with approved marker vaccines) fora period of twelve (12) months prior to exportation.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free of Brucella suis as follows:
1) The herd of origin has been free from any clinical, pathological or epidemiological evidence of brucella suis forthe thirty-six (36) months immediately preceding movement to a collection center and collection
2) Negative results for brucella suis have been obtained using the fluorescent polarization assay (FPA) test, theindirect ELISA (iELISA) or, where applicable, an alternate test acceptable to CFIA, on samples:
i) taken from donor boar(s) within the sixty (60) days preceding entry into the isolation section of the approvedcollection facility; AND
ii) taken from all donor boar(s) in the isolation section of the approved collection facility after a minimum thirty(30) day isolation period; AND
iii) taken at least once annually from all donor boar(s) continuously resident at the approved collection facility.
3) Donor animal(s) have not been vaccinated against brucellosis.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free from all indigenous, pathogenic serotypes of leptospirae as follows:
1) Negative results for all indigenous, pathogenic serotypes of leptospira known to affect swine must have beenobtained using the micro agglutination lysis test (MAT) or, where applicable, an alternate test acceptable to CFIA,on samples:
i) taken from donor boar(s) within the sixty (60) days preceding entry into the isolation section of the approvedcollection facility; AND
ii) taken from all donor boar(s) in the isolation section of the approved collection facility after a minimum thirty(30) day isolation period; AND
iii) taken at least once annually from all donor boar(s) continuously resident at the approved collection facility.
Animals reacting at 1:100 are considered to be negative if samples taken at a minimum interval of fourteen (14)days are found to have a stable titre of 1:200 or less. The sampling dates and titres must be recorded on thehealth certificate.
The donor animal(s) must be certified as free from pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease) as follows:
1) Negative results for pseudorabies have been obtained using the ELISA or serum neutralization test or, whereapplicable, an alternate test acceptable to CFIA, on samples:
i) taken from donor boar(s) within the sixty (60) days preceding entry into the isolation section of the approvedcollection facility; AND
ii) taken from all donor boar(s) in the isolation section of the approved collection facility after a minimum thirty(30) day isolation period; AND
iii) taken at least once annually from all donor boar(s) continuously resident at the approved collection facility.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free from transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) as follows:
1) Negative results for TGE must have been obtained using the blocking ELISA or the serum neutralization test or,
where applicable, an alternate test acceptable to CFIA, on samples:
i)taken from donor boar(s) within the sixty (60) days preceding entry into the isolation section of the approvedcollection facility; AND
ii) taken from all donor boar(s) in the isolation section of the approved collection facility after a minimum thirty(30) day isolation period; AND
iii) taken at least once annually from all donor boar(s) continuously resident at the approved collection facility.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free from tuberculosis as follows:
1) Negative results for tuberculosis have been obtained on an intradermal test using tuberculin:
i)performed on donor boar(s) within the sixty (60) days preceding entry into the isolation section of the approvedcollection facility; and
ii)performed at least once annually on all donor boar(s) continuously resident at the approved collection facility.
The residency of origin of the donor animal must be certified as follows:
The donor animal(s) must have been continuously resident in the country or zone of origin for a minimum of six(6) months immediately prior to collection of the exported germplasm or the donor animal(s) must have beenimported directly from Canada into the country in which the germplasm was collected.
Donor boars must have undergone a minimum thirty (30) day isolation period prior to entering the approvedcollection facility. After entering the approved collection facility, collection of germplasm for export must not havecommenced until after all additional testing requirements are fulfilled.
Should the results of any test be other than negative, the isolation period for the remaining animals shall not beconsidered to have commenced until the non test negative animal was removed from the isolation facility.
The donor sire must be certified to have complied with a specified non breeding period.
The donor sire must not have been used for natural service for either a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior toand until completion of collection, or during the entire period of collection facility residency until the completion ofcollection, whichever period is longer.
Semen collected subsequent to the date of a sample taken from any donor animal in the collection centre, withpositive test results, is not eligible for export to Canada. The health status of the collection centre must have beenreestablished prior to collection of semen destined for export to Canada.
A mini-stud is the distinct part of an approved semen collection centre to which the residency and zoosanitaryrequirements detailed on this permit apply and from which semen may be considered eligible for export toCanada.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free from communicable disease as follows:
The animal(s) from which the exported germplasm was sourced must have been examined and found free fromclinical evidence of communicable disease during every procedure related to the preparation and collection ofgermplasm.
The donor animal(s) must be certified free from clinical disease prior to collection.
The animal(s) or bird(s) from which the exported germplasm was sourced and all livestock in contact with thedonor animal(s) or bird(s) must have been examined and found free from clinical evidence of communicabledisease at least thirty (30) days prior to the collection of exported germplasm.
Supervision of the collection facility must be certified as follows:
The exported germplasm must have been collected, processed and stored at a facility under the supervision of aveterinarian designated for this purpose by the central veterinary authority of the country of origin.
The germplasm must be certified free from contaminating pathogenic microorganisms. The certification must readthis:
The germplasm presented for import into Canada must have been collected, processed and stored in a hygienicmanner that prevented contamination with pathogenic microorganisms. All material with animal ingredients usedin the processing of the germplasm must have been sourced and processed to prevent introduction of pathogenicmicroorganisms. All equipment used to collect, handle, wash, freeze and store the germplasm presented forimport into Canada must have been new, or sterilized prior to use.
The length of the collection period must be certified as follows:
The fresh or chilled semen being presented for importation into Canada must have been collected over a periodnot exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of first collection. The semen must have been packaged and storedat the approved semen production center until export.
The labelling of the germplasm must be certified as follows:
Semen or germplasm presented for importation into Canada must be in individual receptacles or straws, eachmarked with the collection date, breed and identity of the donor and the identity of the semen collection center.
The germplasm being presented for importation must not come into contact with any animals, products orequipment of a lesser zoosanitary health status during the entire required periods of residency, isolation, storage,transportation to the port of exportation.
The germplasm described on this permit must be shipped by the most direct and appropriate route from the pointof export to the address of destination in Canada. Transshipment through another country requires writtenauthorization from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Written approval for routing of the shipment of germplasm through another country must be attached to thepermit and accompany the shipment. With the exception of changing planes, germplasm must not be off loadedat any port of call en route.

IMPORTER'S OBLIGATIONS
The importer is responsible for all costs incurred or associated with any testing or treatment of the germplasmthat may be required under the import permit or under the authority of the Health of Animals Act or the Health ofAnimals Regulations. The importer shall pay all fees for services required in respect of the importation under theNational Animal Health Program Cost Recovery Fees Regulations in place at the time of importation.
Consideration of an application necessary for issuance of a permit to import the described germplasm is subject toClass 1 fees.
The issuance of this permit does not relieve the owner or the importer of the obligation to comply with any otherrelevant federal, provincial/territorial or municipal legislation or requirement.
Failure to comply with the conditions contained in this permit or with the provisions of the Health of Animals Actand Regulations may result in the cancellation of this permit and will result in the forfeiture to the Crown of thegermplasm imported or in the removal of the germplasm from Canada, all without compensation to, and at theexpense of the importer. No person shall import any germplasm into Canada from any country unless thegermplasm meet the conditions that are shown on the export certificate issued by the exporting country. Theimporter(s) are responsible for the germplasm imported, their health, fitness, soundness, freedom from disease,
active or latent and genetic or other defects. Where the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) carries out testsand takes precautions when germplasm is imported into Canada to reduce the risk of the introduction and spreadof disease in Canada, such tests and precautions do not constitute and are not a warranty, guarantee, assurance,undertaking or anything similar that the animals imported are healthy, fit, sound, free from disease, active orlatent or genetic or other defects and such tests and precautions do not relieve or lessen the importer'sresponsibility as set out above. The importer, his heirs, executors, successors and assigns release and dischargesHer Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and the CFIA of and from all claims and demands, damages, actions orcauses of action arising or to arise by reason of the importation of the animals and agrees to indemnify and saveharmless Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and the CFIA from and against all actions, damages, claimsand demands which may be brought in respect of or arising out of the importation of such germplasm, theirhealth, fitness, soundness, freedom or otherwise from disease, active or latent, genetic or other defects.
The terms used in the accompanying export documentation must be consistent with definitions under the Healthof Animals Act and Regulations.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
*** Please note that border lookouts and targets take precedence over import requirements indicated in AIRS.
- Any import inspection services provided by CFIA staff are subject to a CFIA user fee.
- May be subject to requirements of Other Government Departments (federal, provincial, territorial or municipal).
- Contact an Import Service Centre for further information.
Submissions of 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272):
**Please note that there are specific instructions depending on method of declaration:
-Paper Declaration: 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) must be completed whenproviding a faxed package to the NISC.
-Other Government Department (OGD) Pre-arrival Review System (PARS) / Release on Minimum Documentation(RMD) Declaration: 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) must be completed whenproviding a faxed package to the NISC.
-Integrated Import Declaration (IID): 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) is only to beprovided as part of the declaration if required by AIRS, under the Documentation and Registration Requirementssection of AIRS.

*** GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW WHEN SUBMITTING A FAXED PACKAGE TO NISC: ***
- Do not use company fax cover page
- Use the 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) as the first document of a fax submission.
- Ensure the new version of the 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) is used.
- Ensure all information on the 'Request for Documentation Review' form (CFIA/ACIA 5272) is typed.
- Do not provide a bar code and/or a label transaction code on the form CFIA/ACIA 5272.
- Ensure to key in the transaction number on the form CFIA/ACIA 5272.
- Do not affix any labels or stickers to the form CFIA/ACIA 5272.
- Should a single fax contain multiple requests ensure the 'Request for Documentation Review' form CFIA/ACIA5272 separates each request.
WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL (for all origins except continental United States)
Brokers/ Importers must attest to one of the following with respect to the packaging material being used to shipthe product:
- "Wood packaging contained with shipment displays the ISPM No. 15 compliant stamp."
OR
- " Wood packaging material is accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate ie: approved treatment per ISPM no.15. " (Please note that phytosanitary certificates are not accepted for wood packaging materials originating fromChina)
OR
- "Wood packaging material is made out of manufactured wood which is exempted from ISPM No. 15."
OR (when it applies)
- "No wood packaging contained with shipment."
Inspection of semen at an approved inspection station:
Inspection of semen should not be done at the border ( unless it is fresh, in which case it may be.). The semenshould be taken to a facility approved and capable of handling semen safely ( usually an approved A.I. centre) forthe inspection where the CFIA inspector will perform an inspection of the semen and compare it to thedocumention. An appointment with the inspector should be arranged beforehand to facilitate the process.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CBSA
D-19 - Live Animals : Included in This Section:
· Mammals, birds, and reptiles
· Animal embryos and semen
Note
Hatching eggs are considered live animals and are included in this grouping.
Excluded From This Section:
· Live fish
· Insects (other than honeybees)
Applicable Legislation
· Health of Animals Act and Regulations
· Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
Notes
· The Health of Animals Act stipulates that an animal must reside in a country a minimum of 60 days before thatcountry can be considered the country of origin.
· The requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora(CITES) are not provided in this Memorandum. Refer to Memorandum D19-7-1 for further information and toensure that restrictions do not apply.
Exemption
There are no exemptions to the requirements outlined in this section (commercial or non-commercial).
The
AIRS
has been prepared for the convenience of reference only and has no official sanction. For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users shouldconsult the Acts as passed by Parliament. If you require additional assistance interpreting this data or verifying its accuracy, please contact the
National ImportService Centre.
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