Import Recommendation for Sheep and Goat

Category Import
Picture Import Recommendation for Sheep and Goat
Summary Procedures for obtaining Import Recommendation for sheep and goat 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 Sheep and Goat into Myanmar

Step (1)

A person importing Sheep and Goat shall apply a recommendation certificate to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) along with the following supporting documents.

  1. Application letter with Company letterhead signed by the company’s director
  2. Copy of Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary authority of exporting country
  3. Farm registration certificate (if applicable)
  4. Performa Invoice
  5. Sale Contract
  6. Recommendation from the Myanmar Livestock Federation
  7. Copy of company registration issued by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
  8. Form VI
  9. Form XXVI
  10. Certificate containing a full description or identification of the animals


Step (2)

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.

Step (3)

Upon the arrival to designated port or border gate animal quarantine stations of Myanmar, the importer shall submit the Import Declaration and relevant documents to the Customs Department and the LBVD for laboratory test through Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS). LBVD shall examine the Sheep and Goat and check the documents such as the individual identification of importing animals, recommendation certificate issued by the LBVD, import license issued by the Department of Trade, MOC, original Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority of exporting country, packing list and bill of lading/Airway bill and PC3 for border trade importation.


Step (4)

If the lab test is provided with the negative result from the described diseases for sheep and goat, 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 (2000 Kyats per head) as determined by the LBVD.


The overall process will take from 7 to 10 days.

  1. The health certificate must include with the following information.
    1. The animals are clinically proven that healthy and free from any infectious or contagious diseases.
    2. The animals must be originated from the area free from FMD, Rinderpest, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia - CBPP and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia - CCPP for the past (12) months.
    3. The animals are tested with Complement Fixation Test for CBPP and CCPP within one-month prior to export with negative results.
    4. The animals come from farms where there has been no clinical evidence of Brucellosis for the preceding six months prior to export and tested with Complement Fixing Test for Brucellasis and found negative within one month prior to export.
    5. The animals are treated with broad spectrum anthelmintic and treated free of all endoparasites and ectoparasites within (7) days prior to export.
  2. The vehicle and containers for transporting of imported live animals must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and design to avoid injury.
  3. While in transit, avoid contact with other animals not similar in health status.
  4. On arrival, the animals are subjected to quarantine for (10) days and test and treatment shall be done if necessary. All charges for test and treatment shall be borne by the owner.
  5. Failure to meet the requirement of the import procedure, the animals will be destroyed without compensation or returned to the country of origin.



The following form/s are used in this procedure.

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