Animal Import Regulations and Standards

An Expert's View about Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Slovakia

Posted on: 13 Oct 2011

This report covers export health certificates required by the Slovak Republic to accompany imported products. These certificates may be in addition to export health certification requirements mandated by the European Union.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 8/22/2011 GAIN Report Number: LO1103 Slovakia Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification FAIRS Export Certificate Report Approved By: Michael T. Henney Prepared By: Alice Cancikova, Jana Mikulasova Report Highlights: This report covers export health certificates required by the Slovak Republic to accompany imported products. These certificates may be in addition to export health certification requirements mandated by the European Union. Slovakia has adopted and implemented all EU regulations regarding certification requirements for imported products with modifications as noted in this report. For information on EU export health certificate requirements, please see GAIN report no. E60015, EU-27 FAIRS Export Certificate Report, released March 23, 2011. Section I. List of All Export Certificates Required By Government (Matrix) : Export health certificates for product destined for the Slovak Republic must be provided in the language of the country of EU entry and also of the final destination (Slovak language). The forms (see Appendix) are bilingual. I. LIST OF EXPORT CETIFICATES Slovak animal health certification requirements for products imported from third countries which may not have a corollary certificate issued by the European Commission include the following: Product(s) Title of Attestation Purpose Requesting Ministry Certificate Required on Certificate Domestic Dogs, Veterinary Official Veterinary State Veterinary and Cats and Ferrets Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration (Ministry of Agriculture) Pigeons Intended Health Official Veterinary State Veterinary and for Temporary Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration Import (Ministry of Agriculture) Vivarium animals Health Official Veterinary State Veterinary and Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration (Ministry of Agriculture) Semen of Wild Animal Health Official Veterinary State Veterinary and Ruminants Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration (Ministry of Agriculture) Frozen and Health Official Veterinary State Veterinary and Chilled Dog Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration Semen (Ministry of Agriculture) Rats and Mice Health Official Veterinary State Veterinary and Certificate Veterinarian Food Administration (Ministry of Agriculture) Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) II. PURPOSE AND OTHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Domestic dogs, cats and ferrets Dogs, cats, and ferrets must have an identifying microchip implant or skin tattoo, and a rabies vaccination (earliest 30 days after vaccination, until vaccination is valid). Young animals under 3 months of age may travel without a rabies vaccination (but individual permit required). A health certificate valid for 4 months after signature by the official veterinarian, or endorsement by the competent authority, or until the date of expiry of the vaccination, whichever occurs earliest. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_04-SVPS-505.pdf Pigeons intended for temporary import A certificate for veterinary purposes only must accompany the consignment until it reaches the border inspection post. The certificate must be valid for 10 days from date of loading. In case of ship transport, the validity of this certificate is prolonged for the period of the duration of voyage. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_04_SVPS_503.pdf Vivarium animals A certificate for veterinary purposes only must accompany the consignment until it reaches the border inspection post. The certificate must be valid for 10 days from the date of loading. In case of ship transport, the validity of this certificate is prolonged for the period of the duration of voyage. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_04_SVPS_501.pdf Semen of Wild Ruminants A certificate for veterinary purposes only must accompany the consignment until it reaches the border inspection post. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_07_011.pdf Frozen and Chilled Dog Semen A certificate must accompany the consignment whether transported by railway wagon, lorry or car, aircraft or ship and consigned to the same destination. It must be issued within 3 days prior to date of loading with all time limits defined for certificate expiry referring to that issuance date. The certificate must be valid for 10 days. In case of ship transport, the validity of this certificate is prolonged for the period of the duration of voyage. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_05_svps_057.pdf Rats and Mice A certificate for veterinary purposes only must accompany the consignment until it reaches the border inspection post. The certificate is valid for 10 days. In case of ship transport, the validity of this certificate is prolonged for the period of the duration of voyage. http://www.svssr.sk/dokumenty/zvierata/cer_09_SVPS_014.pdf Appendix I. Electronic Copy or Outline of Each Export Certificate Author Defined: III. CONTACTS Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic Katarina Pavlikova (Foreign Coordination Department) Dobrovicova 12, 812 66 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel: [00421]2-592-66-281 Fax: [00421]2-529-63-602 E-mail: katarina.pavlikova@land.gov.sk URL: www.mpsr.sk State Veterinary and Food Administration of the Slovak Republic Pavol Cery, DVM (Head of Foreign Relation Department) Botanicka 17, 842 13 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel: [00421]2-602-57-511 Fax: [00421]2-602-57-242 E-mail: cery@svssr.sk URL: www.svssr.sk The Public Health Authority Sarka Kovacsova (Department of International Relations) Trnavska 52, 826 45 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel: [00421]2-492-84-385 Fax: [00421]2-443-72-641 E-mail: sarka.kovacsova@uvzsr.sk URL: www.uvzsr.sk Central Institute for Control and Testing in Agriculture Anna Vitariusova (Director) Matuskova 21, 833 16 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel: [00421]2-547-75-369 Fax: [00421]2-598-80-800 E-mail: uksup@uksup.sk URL: www.uksup.sk
Posted: 13 October 2011

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