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Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA/Canada

Postby bar 77 ranch » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:04 am

Here is what you need to know to get semen shipped from USA for us Canadians shipping to the US things have changed for the worse i am trying to get this all confirmed but sounds like we are gonna lose customers. Not sure what happened to the North American Free Trade agreement..

(A) Documents required:

1) USDA Animal/Veterinary Health Cert in ORIGINAL from shipper
2) CFIA Import Permit (copy) from Consignee
3) Commercial Invoice data:
Temperature information
Packaging Details
Country of Origin
Quantity, Unit of measure
Currency, Value
Description: Horse semen H s Code 0511.99
Purpose of shipment: Breeding

(B) Besides the normal procedure of handing over docs to pick up Courier
send Pre-Alert email docs to: a-k@mailfedex.com and l-z@mailfedex.com

****(this will take care of no docs in Genesis and day time brokers to work on pkg
PM release email can not do anything as these are manual clearances)

(C) Recommended Consignee or Importer of Record should have POA (Power of Attorney) on file

(D) One set of docs containing Original USDA Cert must be put into
a separate pouch, seal all sides with scotch tape, mark a note on header of docs:
“ORIGINAL CERT – FOR CUSTOMS ONLY, DO NOT TOUCH UNTIL DESTINATION”

****Note: pkg cannot be pre-cleared overnight; Manual submission is required to be done to CFIA, FPA – Food, plant and animal department Officer has to physically review the stamped original paper work and release then it will go to CBSA for clearance.

Most likely customers will need to pick up the pkg at FedEx station due to late clearance of Manual submission. Please check with Customer Service 1-800-463-3339 the status of the pkg

Helpful link:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/ani ... .shtml#add

If you are importing to the US please click on the link below for guidance:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export ... emen.shtml

Shipping to USA

PROTOCOL FOR THE IMPORTATION OF EQUINE SEMEN FROM COUNTRIES FREE OF CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS (CEM)

General Requirements

The U.S. importer must obtain an import permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, Import-Export Animals Staff, Unit 39, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. This permit must accompany the semen shipment from the country of origin to the United States. A $133.00 fee will be charged for each permit application.
An official health certificate, written in English, is required. The official health certificate must be issued by a veterinarian designated by a full-time salaried veterinarian of the agency responsible for animal health of the national government of the exporting country of origin attesting to the certifications and tests as required in this protocol.
The semen must originate from an artificial insemination (AI) unit that is approved or licensed as an AI unit for export of equine semen to the United States by the national veterinary authorities in the country of origin.
Certification and Tests

A phantom teaser mare is preferred; however, a live teaser mare may be used provided she has never been used for a natural or artificial breeding prior to entrance into the AI unit.
All animals must be tested with negative results for dourine within 30 days of the date they enter the AI unit. Subsequent tests must be conducted at 180-day intervals if the animals remain in the AI unit.
Stallions must not be used for natural breeding for a period of 15 days prior to the initial tests named in item 2 or while semen is being collected for export to the United States.
Processing Certification

Prior to use all equipment used to collect, process, and ship semen must either be new or cleaned and disinfected under supervision of the designated veterinarian issuing the health certificate.
If milk is used as a semen extender, it must originate from a country recognized as free of foot-and- mouth disease by USDA.
If eggs are used as a semen extender, they must originate from poultry flocks that are certified free of exotic Newcastle disease by the national veterinary authorities in the country of origin.
The semen must be collected and processed under the direct supervision of the designated veterinarian issuing the health certificate and placed in individual container or in straws permanently marked with the identification of the stallion, date of collection and A I unit. This information must be recorded on the health certificate.
The semen must be maintained under lock and key or in the custody of the certifying veterinarian until it is placed in the shipping container and sealed with official seals of the government of the country of origin. The seal numbers must be recorded on the health certificate.
The sealed shipping containers must be delivered to the nearest airport for direct shipment to the United States.
Semen must be routed directly to the United States with no stops en route other than those provided for on the import permit.

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Re: Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA/Canada

Postby Kim A. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:55 am

Wow what a nightmare, and I thought it was tough a couple years ago.
My vote of confidence to those who are brave and stubborn enough to try and work through this.
Trying to operate a legitimate business gets harder and harder every year.

Getting smothered to death with protective regulations kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it?

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Re: Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA/Canada

Postby butter » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:46 pm

Quick question. Are you importing or exporting semen from Canada?? I am confused in your first couple of sentences.

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Re: Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA/Canada

Postby bar 77 ranch » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:43 pm

butter wrote:Quick question. Are you importing or exporting semen from Canada?? I am confused in your first couple of sentences.



Shipping to USA (exproting)

PROTOCOL FOR THE IMPORTATION OF EQUINE SEMEN FROM COUNTRIES FREE OF CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS (CEM)

General Requirements

The U.S. importer must obtain an import permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, Import-Export Animals Staff, Unit 39, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. This permit must accompany the semen shipment from the country of origin to the United States. A $133.00 fee will be charged for each permit application.
An official health certificate, written in English, is required. The official health certificate must be issued by a veterinarian designated by a full-time salaried veterinarian of the agency responsible for animal health of the national government of the exporting country of origin attesting to the certifications and tests as required in this protocol.
The semen must originate from an artificial insemination (AI) unit that is approved or licensed as an AI unit for export of equine semen to the United States by the national veterinary authorities in the country of origin.
Certification and Tests

A phantom teaser mare is preferred; however, a live teaser mare may be used provided she has never been used for a natural or artificial breeding prior to entrance into the AI unit.
All animals must be tested with negative results for dourine within 30 days of the date they enter the AI unit. Subsequent tests must be conducted at 180-day intervals if the animals remain in the AI unit.
Stallions must not be used for natural breeding for a period of 15 days prior to the initial tests named in item 2 or while semen is being collected for export to the United States.
Processing Certification

Prior to use all equipment used to collect, process, and ship semen must either be new or cleaned and disinfected under supervision of the designated veterinarian issuing the health certificate.
If milk is used as a semen extender, it must originate from a country recognized as free of foot-and- mouth disease by USDA.
If eggs are used as a semen extender, they must originate from poultry flocks that are certified free of exotic Newcastle disease by the national veterinary authorities in the country of origin.
The semen must be collected and processed under the direct supervision of the designated veterinarian issuing the health certificate and placed in individual container or in straws permanently marked with the identification of the stallion, date of collection and A I unit. This information must be recorded on the health certificate.
The semen must be maintained under lock and key or in the custody of the certifying veterinarian until it is placed in the shipping container and sealed with official seals of the government of the country of origin. The seal numbers must be recorded on the health certificate.
The sealed shipping containers must be delivered to the nearest airport for direct shipment to the United States.
Semen must be routed directly to the United States with no stops en route other than those provided for on the import permit

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Re: Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA UPDATE

Postby bar 77 ranch » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:08 pm

The import semen into Canada remains the same but i finally got a straight answer from USDA and CFIA that the restrictions that on the USDA website does not pertain to us. Not 100% sure what its about i was so happy that i wasn't listening after they said it didn't affect us.

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Re: Regulations for importing and exporting semen to USA/Canada

Postby Bruscoi88 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:24 am

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