Traveling with Pets

 

IMPORTATION Animals & Animal Products

Importation of Live Animals

Pre-Import Process

1) The importer should personally submit anapplication request (Form No 1/1) at least 7 days prior to an importation with a copy of the importer’s identification card. He could appoint a representative to submit the application, in written paper, and attach copies of

identification card of himself and his representative.

2) The DLD authority will necessarily examine animal disease status of the country of origin before an issuance of Import Permit which will include an appropriate animal

health requirement.

3) The importer should send the Import Permit to a duly veterinary authority of the country of origin in order to prepare, inspect, test, and certify those imported animals in compliance with the animal health requirements set by DLD.

4) The importer should confirm an exact date of arrival to an AQS veterinary official at east 3 days in advance, then the AQS veterinary official is authorized to issue a preliminary import licence (Form No 6) shortly at the time of importation for customs formalities.

5) An official health certificate, in English, issued by a duly veterinary authority of the country of origin, for those imported animals should also be presented to an AQS veterinary official to check before general inspection of the imported animals on arrival.

6) In case imported animals are for breeding purpose, pedigree certificate or other evidence should be presented to a veterinary official of the AQS to check for import fee exemption.

Process at the time of Import

1) The AQS veterinary official check the documents and animal’s healthy. Then the AQS veterinary official will issue the ultimate import licence (Form No 7).

2) The importer must pay an import fee as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulation, which was issued in accordance with the Animal Epidemics Act B.E. 2499 (1956) and amendment B.E.2542 (1999).

Post-Import Process

1) The animals are subjected to quarantine at approved premises and under the control of DLD after general examination on arrival. During quarantine period (at least 30 days), samples from all imported animals shall be collected for countercheck or tested for certain diseases as prescribed.

2) In case that the imported animals are sick or dead while travelling or quarantine, the owner must inform AQS  veterinary official as immediately as possible. The AQS veterinary official shall take an emergency measure to investigate and/or to control should there be any disease outbreak.

 

Importation of Animal Products (or Products of Animal Origin)

Pre-Import Process

1) The importer should personally submit an application request (Form No 1/1) at least 15 days prior to an importation. The application should be attached with a copy of the importer’s identification card. He could appoint a representative to submit the application, in written paper, and attach copies of  identification card of himself and his representative.

2) The DLD authority will necessarily examine animal disease status of the country of origin before an issuance of Import Permit which will include an appropriate animal health requirements.

3) The importer should send the Import Permit to a duly veterinary authority of the country of origin in order to prepare, inspect , test, and certify those imported animal products in compliance with the animal health requirement set by the DLD.

4) The importer should confirm an exact date of arrival to an AQS veterinary official at the port of entry to prepare all facilities concerned, at least 3 days in advance. Then the AQS veterinary official is authorized to issue a preliminary import licence (Form No 6) shortly at the time of importation for customs formalities.

5) An official health certificate, in English, issued by a duly veterinary authority of the country of origin, for those imported animal products should also be presented to an AQS veterinary official to check before general inspection of the imported goods on arrival.

Post-Import Process

1) The AQS veterinary official is authorized to check the documents and issue the ultimate import licence (Form No 7).

2) The importer must pay an import fee as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulation, which was issued in accordance with the Animal Epidemics Act B.E.2499 (1956).

 

- Whoever import, export or transit through the kingdom animals or carcasses without having obtained a license from the Director General or person authorized by the Director General

Ÿ-  Have offenses of the provisions of Section 31 of  the Animal Epidermic Act B.E.2499 and Amendment B.E.2542

- Ÿ And shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding 40,000 baht or both.

 

 

EXPORTATION Animals & Animal Products

Exportation of Live Animals Pre-Export Process

1) An exporter should receive an Import Permit from or contact a duly veterinary authority of the country of destination, for information on a health requirement.

2) The exporter should present an Import Permit of animal health requirement, when received, to a AQS veterinary official, for advice.

3) The exporter should personally submit an application request (Form No 1/1) at least 15 days prior to an exportation.

The application should be attached with a copy of the exporter’s identification card. He could appoint a representative to submit the application, in written paper, and attach copies of identification card of himself and his representative.

4) The AQS veterinary official is authorized to issue an export licence (Form No 9) and a health certificate for exported animals after health examination and/or tests for certain diseases, inspection of a farm or premises of origin to detect animal disease status and etc, in compliance with a health requirement.

In case that the exported animals were vaccinated against or tested for any disease, the exporter should present a vaccination certificate or other evidence to a veterinary official.

5) On exportation for commercial purpose, the exporter should attach a copy of an animal trade licence (Form NO 10) and an Invoice which indicates the price of exported animals or Price List, Packing List, Air Waybill / Bill of Lading and etc, to the application.

6) Names of the exporter and a consignee at the country of destination should be corresponding to those written in English in all documents concerned.

Process of the time of Export

1) The AQS veterinary official will issue an export licence (Form No 9) to the exporter for customs formalities. An official health certificate will be issued, in English, to accompany the exported animals to the country of destination, and its copy should also be attached to containers or crates of the exported animals.

2) For animals travelling with the owner as personal effects, copies of an export licence and a health certificate should be presented to the authorities concerned at the time of departure. (Several countries prohibit this means of transportation but allow live animals imported via cargo only.)

3) The exporter must pay an export fee as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulation, which was issued in accordance with the Animal Epidemics Act B.E.2499 (1956) and amendment B.E.2542 (1999).

 

Exportation of Animal Products Pre-Export Process

1) An exporter should receive an Import Permit from or contact a duly veterinary authority of the country of destination for information on a health requirement.

2) The exporter should present an Import Permit or animal health requirement, when received, to a veterinary official of the AQS for advice.

3) The exporter should personally submit an application request (Form No 1/1) at least 15 days prior to an exportation.

The application should be attached with a copy of the exporter’s identification card. He could appoint a representative to submit the application, in written paper, and attach copies of identification card of himself and his representative.

4) The AQS veterinary official is authorized to issue an export licence (Form No 9) and a health certificate for exported animal products. An AQS veterinary official shall inspect the goods, sampling for laboratory examination, check the manufacturing plant for production method or the premises/sources of origin to detect animal disease status and etc, in compliance with a health requirement. This information may be needed for recording in an official health certificate.

5) On exportation for commercial purpose, the exporter should attach a copy of an animal trade licence (Form NO 10) and Invoice which indicates the price of that exported animal products or Price List, Packing List, Air Waybill/Bill of Lading and etc, to the application.

6) Names of the exporter and a consignee at the country of destination should be corresponding to those written in English in all documents concerned.

Process at the Time of Export

1) The AQS veterinary official will issue an export licence (Form No 9) to the exporter for customs formalities. A health certificate will be issued, in English, to accompany the exported animal remains to the country of destination.

2) The Exporter must pay an export fee as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulation, which was issued in accordance with the Animal Epidemics Act B.E.2499 (1956). And amendment B.E.2542 (1999)

 

Whoever import, export or transit through the kingdom animals or carcasses without having obtained a license from the Director General or person authorized by the Director General

Ÿ Have offenses of the provisions of Section 31 of the Animal Epidermic Act B.E.2499 and Amendment B.E.2542

Ÿ And shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding Baht 40,000 or both.

 

Information by : http://aqi.dld.go.th

 

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