The Government of India (GOI), published veterinary certificates for the import of equine, canine, ovine/caprine, and porcine semen.
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New Indian Vet Certificates for Import of Germplasm
Livestock and Products
Dairy and Products
On February 23, 2012, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (GOI), published veterinary certificates for the import of
equine, canine, ovine/caprine, and porcine semen into India on its website. These veterinary certificates
have not been notified to the WTO.
Introduction: This report summarizes the information on veterinary certificates for the import of
equine semen, canine semen, ovine/caprine semen and porcine semen into India. The import protocols
are effective as of February 23, 2012.
Disclaimer: This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcement and therefore
should not under any circumstances, be viewed as a definitive reading of the regulation in question, or
of its implications for U.S. agricultural export trade interests.
Type of Regulation: Final
Details on the published certificates
Publication Date: February 23, 2012
Date of Implementation: February 23, 2012
WTO Notification Date: The veterinary certificates have not been notified to the WTO (as
of February 29, 2012).
Products Affected: Equine semen, canine semen, ovine/caprine semen, and porcine semen
Agency in Charge: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of
Agriculture, Government of India
Major Changes: For more details please refer to the veterinary certificates. The four veterinary
certificates are accessible online at http://www.dahd.nic.in/ or can be directly accessed at the following
1. Veterinary Certificate For Import Of Canine Semen Into India
2. Veterinary Certificate For Import Of Equine Semen Into India
3. Veterinary Certificate For Import Of Ovine /Caprine Semen Into India
4. Animal Health Certificate For Import Of Porcine Semen Into India