Information for Importation of Live Animals to Thailand

Pre-Import Process

1. An importer or any person wishing to import live animals into the Kingdom of Thailand should receive an Import Permit from the Department of Livestock Develpoment (DLD) prior to an importation.

2. The importer should contact a veterinary official at the International Animal Quarantine Station (AQS) at the port of entry, and request for information on a protocol and an animal health requirement of importation of live animals into Thailand.

3. The importer should personally submit an application request (Form No 1/1) to import live animals into the country to an AQS veterinary official, 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 cards of himself and his representative.

4. 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.
    
    The animal health requirements for importation of live animals into Thailand shall be periodically revised to cope with the present situation and/or the current animal disease status.

5. 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 requirement set by DLD.

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

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

9. The importer should attach a copy of an Invoice which indicates the price of imported animals or Price List , Packing List , Air Waybill / Bill of Lading and etc. to the application.

10 . 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)

Post-Import Process

11. The animals are moved to animal quarantine facilities after general examination on arrival . During quarantine period, samples from all imported animals shall be collected for countercheck or tested for certain diseases as prescribed

12. In case that the imported animals are sick or dead while travelling or quarantine , all concerned should be informed 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 .

13. The ultimate import licence (Form No 7 ) will be issued when all imported animals have passed the prescribed tests, to release the animals to their final destination , at the completion of post-import quarantine in Thailand .
 

Exportation of Live Animals

Pre-Export Process
 
1. An exporter or any person wishing to export live animals to another country should receive an Import Permit from or contact a duly veterinary authority of the country of destination , for information on a health requirement for exportation of live animals from Thailand to such country .

2. The exporter should present an Import Permit or animal health requirement , when recieved , to a veterinary official of the International Animal Quarantine Station (AQS) at the port of exit , for advice .

3. The exporter should personally submit an application (Form No 1/1), request to export live animals from Thailand , to an AQS veterinary official at the port of exit , 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 license (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 set by a duly veterinary authority of the country of destination.
   
     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 to consider for export permission and/or to record in an official health certificate.

5. On exportation for commercial purpose , the exporter should attach a copy of an animal trade license (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, particularly in his passport. The AQS veterinary official could use this information on issuing a health certificate for the exported animals.

Process at the time of Import

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) .
 
Documents Required For Application of Import, Export or Transit Licence of Live Animals and/or Animal Remains

Individual person

♦ A copy of identification card of an importer/exporter
♦ A letter of representative appointment, and a copy of identification card of the representative ( in case the application cannot personally submit application , he should appoint a representative )
A copy of house registration certificate.

Other juristic person
♦ A copy of identification card of an importer/exporter
♦ A copy of certification of juristic registration
♦ A letter of representative appointment
♦ A copy of identification card of the representative
 
Exportation or Pet (dog, cat, bird, etc.)
1. Submission of an Application Request (Form No 1/1)
2. To International Animal Quarantine Station , at the port of exit
3. Examination of animal health, not earlier than 2-3 days before an export
4. Issuance of Export Licence (Form No 9) and Issuance of Official Health Certificate

Documents required:

♦ A copy of passport of an owner of the animals
♦ A copy of rebies vaccination cetificate for exportation of dog or cat
♦ A copy of CITES Permit for exportation of bird or wildlife.
(The Permit could be obtained from the Royal Forest Department and/or an export approval in written paper by a wildlife official of the checkpoint at the port of exit. )

Contact details: Bureau of Disease Control and Veterinary Services
Department of Livestock Development Phayathai road, Ratchtavee Bangkok 10400.
Tel. +66 (0)2 653-4550 – 7 ext. 4175 or +66 (0)2-6534925 Fax. +66 (02) 653-4929
E-mail : quarantine_dcontrol@dld.go.th

This information is from Department of Livestock Development’ s website http://www.dld.go.th/webenglish/move1.html#im2

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