Import Recommendation for Cattle and Buffalo
|Summary||Procedures for obtaining Import Recommendation for importation of Cattle and Buffalo from the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.|
Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Procedure for the Importation of Cattle and Buffalo into Myanmar
A person importing live animals of Cattles and Buffalos shall apply a recommendation certificate and Veterinary Health Certificate to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) along with the following supporting documents.
LBVD shall check and review on the completeness of the application and register the documents. For the incomplete and incorrect application, LBVD informs the importer with reason. The importer corrects, completes and resubmit the documents. If application is rejected, the process ends here. For the complete and correct application, the LBVD shall issue the import recommendation certificate. After receiving the import recommendation certificate from the LBVD, the importer shall continue to apply the import license at the Ministry of Commerce.
Upon the arrival to designated port or border gate animal quarantine stations of Myanmar, the importer shall submit the Import Declaration and related documents to the Customs Department and the LBVD for laboratory test through Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS). LBVD shall check the live animals of Cattles and Buffalos must be originated from Foot and Mouth Disease free countries by testing at the disease diagnosis laboratory. Otherwise the animals must be vaccinated with trivalent FMD vaccine (O1, A22, and Asia 1) at the Quarantine Station where they have been confined and observed by the Veterinary Officer for (21) days. The animals must be vaccinated against Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis, if the disease known to occur at the country of origin.
If the lab test is proved the negative result from the contagious diseases, LBVD shall issue the Veterinary Health Certificate (VHC) to the importer. The LBVD shall, with the approval of the Ministry establish Inspection Stations in required regions for inspection of imported live animals. The importer shall pay the quarantine fee, laboratory testing fee and Health Certificate fee (10,000 Kyats per head) as determined by the LBVD. The individual animal must be tested with a negative result. The test of the diseases that listed by the LBVD, must be carried out during 30 (thirty) days prior to export in its own exporting country.
The overall process will take from 7 to 10 days.
The following form/s are used in this procedure.