Import Regulations and Standards

An Expert's View about Food , Beverages and Tobacco in Ukraine

Last updated: 15 Sep 2011

This report update contains information on required U.S. export certificates for food and agricultural products imported into Ukraine. Only one new veterinary certificate for swine semen was negotiated during the past year.

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: 7/28/2011 GAIN Report Number: UP1120 Ukraine Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification FAIRS Export Certificate Report Approved By: Scott Reynolds Prepared By: Oleksandr Tarassevych, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: This report update contains information on required U.S. export certificates for food and agricultural products imported into Ukraine. Only one new veterinary certificate for swine semen was negotiated during the past year. A broad range of products is covered in the report which contains certificate requirements for products that are not legally exportable to Ukraine or products for which market access negotiations are in progress. The report contains the Export Certificate Matrix, which is compiled and updated by FAS Kyiv. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 2 of 27 TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I. LIST OF ALL EXPORT CERTIFICATES REQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT (MATRIX) ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. SECTION II. PURPOSE OF SPECIFIC EXPORT CERTIFICATE(S) ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. Quality Certificates .................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Certificate of Origin .................................................................................................................... 6 Phytosanitary Certificates ........................................................................................................... 6 Veterinary Certificate................................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. Health Certificates ..................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. SECTION III. SRECIFIC ATTESTATIONS REQUIRED ON EXPORT CERTIFICATES ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. Phytosanitary Certificates .......................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Veterinary Certificate................................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. Health Certificates ..................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. SECTION IV. CERTIFICATE?S LEGAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. SECTION V. OTHER CERTIFICATION/ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. GMO Seeds Import Permits (for Testing Purposes Only) .......................................................... 9 APPENDIX I. ELECTRONIC COPY OR OUTLINE OF EACH EXPORT CERTIFICATE 9 APPENDIX II. VETERINARY REQUIREMENTS FOR PRODUCTS IMPORTED INTO UKRAINE THAT FALL UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE STATE VETERINARY AND PHYTOSANITARY SERVICE 9 GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 3 of 27 The Agricultural Affairs Office of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Kyiv, Ukraine, has prepared this report for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely accurate either because policies have changed since its preparation, or because clear and consistent information about these policies was not available. It is highly recommended that U.S. exporters verify the full set of import requirements with their foreign customers, who are normally best equipped to research such matters with local authorities, before any goods are shipped. FINAL IMPORT APPROVAL OF ANY PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO THE IMPORTING COUNTRY?S RULES AND REGULATIONS AS INTERPRETED BY BORDER OFFICIALS AT THE TIME OF PRODUCT ENTRY. Executive Summary The government of Ukraine (GOU) requires a number of certificates upon product entry to assure food safety, product quality, veterinary and plant health. Some of these certificates (phyto-sanitary, veterinary, health and quality certificates) must be issued by the appropriate U.S. regulatory agency [e.g.: USDA?s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and USDOC?s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)] in accordance with U.S. regulations and, in certain cases, must contain specific attestation requirements that were negotiated by these agencies with their Ukrainian counterparts. Origin and quality certificates may be issued by freight forwarders, exporters, local chambers of commerce, producers or by AMS within its voluntary quality programs. All products covered by this Report fall under control of two Ukrainian competent authorities: the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine and State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Along with negotiated bilateral veterinary, phytosanitary and health protocols Ukraine established official import requirements for many products (outlined in Appendix II of the report). Exporters should always consult with the appropriate U.S. government regulatory agencies on whether required attestations can be made. In most cases certain attestations required by Ukrainian regulators CAN NOT be granted by U.S. regulators. Some products can be imported without negotiated bilateral certificate or full compliance with the official import requirements. Ukraine?s veterinary and phytosanitary authority can issue special onetime permits for these cases. US exporters are strongly encouraged to consult with its Ukrainian partner about terms and conditions of such permits. More information is provided in Chapter III of the Report. For information on overall Ukrainian food and agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitation regulations, labeling, packaging and documentation requirements after submission of export certificates as well as some product-specific requirements, please refer to the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report. There are separate reports on food additives regulations, controls applied to food products and mandatory veterinary testing requirements. This report does not contain actual copies of existing Export Certificate Forms, but the report identifies every bilateral certificate and provides direct links to web pages with certificate statements. Both FSIS and APHIS have not posted samples of actual certificates on their web-pages in an attempt to reduce certificate forgeries. The State Committee for Veterinary Medicine of Ukraine follows the same approach. One bilateral certificate for porcine semen is added to the list of certificates this year. FAS/Kiev was also notified by NOAA that the agency will not be endorsing certificates for live crustaceous, finfish and mollusks. These certificates were deleted from the certificate matrix. All chapters of the Report were updated to reflect current regulatory framework. Important Note: Administrative Reform announced by the Government of Ukraine may cause changes in the official names and functions of the competent authorities mentioned in the Report. FAS/Kyiv is aware of a case when government regulatory body was created and liquidated within a 5-month period. The description of the regulatory framework is accurate at the moment when this report is submitted. The reader is strongly advised to search for FAIRS report updates in which FAS/Kyiv will continue monitoring the situation. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 4 of 27 Section I. List of All Export Certificates Required By Government (Matrix) : The following table includes information on export certificates required by Ukrainian legislation and regulations. f Attestation Ukraine?s the Products Title o Cer Required on Purpose Requesting tificate the Certificate Ministry Products were All imported produced in the Custom State Customs Produ Certificate of Origin cts United States of Clearance Service of Ukraine America All imported Quality Certificate Product meets Human State Committee Products certain quality Health/ for Technical standard Technical Regulations and Regulations Consumer Policy Pest-free and fumigation a State Plant ttestations as All plan Quarantine Service t Phytosanitary Certificate required in the produ of the Ministry of cts*** (PPQ Form 577) Ukra Plant health inian Import Ph Agricultural Policy ytosanitary Permit of Ukraine**** issued for each shipment Processed Plant Products (nuts in bulk that are salted, roasted, or vacuum- p State Plant acked, oilseed cake of Export Certificate for Quarantine Service any kind, pelletized p Pro As per the Ukrainian cessed Plant Products ealth of the Ministry of lant material, soy- import permi Plant ht. (PPQ Form 578) Agricultural Policy fortified products, soy p of Ukraine**** rotein, thread waste from cotton milling and wood products) All food products Health (Hygienic) Certificate ?Products fit for Human State Sanitary (except for those listed human consumption? health Service, Ministry of below in Appendix II) Health Care Meat and meat Products*** Pork and Products Veterinary Certificate for See FSIS Form 9460- Animal State Veterinary Pork and Pork Products 4 health/ and Phytosanitary Exported to Ukraine Human Service health Beef and Products Veterinary Certificate for See FSIS Form 9460- Animal State Veterinary Beef and Beef products 3 and Additional AMS health/ and Phytosanitary Exported to Ukraine Export Verification Human Service Program health requirements Poultry Meat Veterinary Certificate for See FSIS Form 9060- Human State Veterinary Import of Pou itary ltry to Ukraine 5 health and Phytosan /Animal Service health Canned Meat, Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Sausage, and other (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 25 for health/ and Phytosanitary Prepared Meat Certificate) complete list of Human Service Products requirements health Other Products Subject to Veterinary Control*** GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 5 of 27 Milk and Milk Products Veter See Chapter 6 of the Animal State Veterinary inary Certificate for Milk and Milk Produ certificate health and Phytosanitary cts Service E xported Into Ukraine Edible Fish, Seafood, Health Certificate See Chapter IV of Animal State Veterinary and Heat Treated for Fishery and Aquaculture the certificate health / and Phytosanitary Prepared Products Products Intended for Human Service Export to Ukraine Health (See Appendix II)** Hide, Horn and Hoof, Veterinary Certificate for See Chapter 4 of the Animal State Veterinary Gut, Fur, Sheepskin animal gelatin (not intended certificate health and Phytosanitary and Astrakhan Raw for human consumption), Service Materials, Wool and hides, horn-hoof, furs, Goat Fluff, Bristle, sheep pelt, lambskin, goat Horsehair, Feathers under-fur material, wool and Down from Hens, hair, coat horse hair, down Ducks, Geese and and feather of chicken, Other Birds duck, goose and other species for export into Ukraine Natural Porcine Veterinary Certificate for See Chapter 4 of the Animal State Veterinary Casings Natural Casings, Exported to certificate health/ and Phytosanitary Ukraine Human Service Health Spray Dried Animal Veterinary Certificate for See Chapter 4 of the Animal State Veterinary Protein for Feed Use* Spray Dried Animal Protein certificate * health and Phytosanitary for Use as Animal Feed, as Service Feed Additive for Export to Ukraine. Spray Dried Feed and Feed Additives of Animal Origin Fish Meal* Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 31 for a health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Fodder and Feed Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Additives of Animal (There is no agreed Chapter 32 for health and Phytosanitary Origin Including Those certificate except Certificate complete list of Service Manufactured from for Spray Dried Blood listed requirements Poultry and Fish* above) Animal Feed of Plant Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Origin (Feed Grains, (See certificate for Chapter 33 for health and Phytosanitary Soybeans, Groundnut processed plant products. complete list of Service and Soybean meal)* Consult APHIS inspector requirements regarding veterinary requirements) Pet Food* Veterinary Certificate for Pet See Chapter 6 of the Animal State Veterinary Food Exported into Ukraine certificate; health and Phytosanitary from the United States registration Service requirements are listed on Page 1 Live Animals Breeding Cattle and Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Utility Cattle (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 1 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Bovine Semen U.S. Origin Health certificate See ?Certification Animal State Veterinary for the exportation of Statements? Chapter health and Phytosanitary Bovine Semen to Ukraine of the certificate; Service GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 6 of 27 Cattle Embryos Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 3 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Pedigree and Utility Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Sheep and Goats (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 5 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Pedigree and Utility Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Pigs (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 7 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Porcine Semen Veterinary health Certificate See Chapter II of the Animal State Veterinary for Export of Swine Semen certificate; health and Phytosanitary form the United States of Service America to Ukraine Breeding, Utility, and Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Racing Horses (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 10 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Racing Horses Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary (Temporal entry) (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 11 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Sperm from Stud- Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary horses (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 12 for health and Phytosanitary Certificate) complete list of Service requirements Day-old Chicks of Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Different Poultry (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 14 for health and Phytosanitary Species and Incubator Certificate) complete list of Service Eggs requirements Live Fish, Fertilized Veterinary Certificate See Appendix II, Animal State Veterinary Hard-Roe, Crawfish, (There is no agreed bilateral Chapter 17 for health and Phytosanitary Mollusks, Food Certificate) complete list of Service Invertebrates and requirements other Live Aquatics * Import of all Pet Food and Feed Additives into Ukraine are subject to registration. ** This certificate is endorsed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). FAS/Kyiv is unaware whether Fish and Wildlife Services or other U.S. Agencies can issue the Certificate along with NOAA. *** Import permit must be obtained prior to the shipment. **** Upon competition of administrative reform the Plant Quarantine Service of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine will become a part of Ukrainian State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service. FAS/Kyiv is unaware of time when this process will be complete. Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) Quality Certificates Quality certificates are designed to confirm that products meet certain quality standards. Although Ukrainian certification authorities still take product samples for testing, a quality certificate issued by a U.S. regulatory agency (USDA/AMS, or USDA/GIPSA ? see Section IV) or a copy of an ISO certificate for a production facility would expedite the clearance process in Ukraine. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 7 of 27 Certificate of Origin The Certificate of Origin attests that imported products in a particular shipment originated from the United States. The Ukrainian Customs Service will accept a general-purpose Certificate of Origin identifying the seller, mode of transport, date of export, consignee, and a description of the merchandise. The Certificate of Origin may be prepared by the exporter or the freight forwarder, notarized and attested by a local U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Phytosanitary Certificates The State Plant Quarantine Service of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine (soon ? part of Ukraine?s Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service) requires that a Phytosanitary Certificate (PPQ Form 577) issued by USDA?s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service accompany each shipment of plant products. The purpose of this certificate is to confirm that U.S. origin plants or plant products have been inspected according to appropriate procedures, and are considered free from quarantine pests and conform to requirements in the Ukrainian import phytosanitary permit. The "Attachment Sheet for Phytosanitary Certificate or Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-export" (PPQ Form 576) is used when the required information for phytosanitary certification does not fit on the original phytosanitary certificate. The State Plant Quarantine Service of Ukraine also requires a phytosanitary certificate for certain processed plant products. In this case, the Export Certificate for Processed Plant Products (PPQ form 578) must accompany the shipment. This certificate attests that the processed plant product has been inspected by the U.S. Government and that the shipment was processed or manufactured to the extent that there is negligible risk of harboring dangerous plant pests of specific concern to Ukraine. Veterinary Certificate The purpose of the veterinary certificate required by the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service is to clearly identify imported product, means and route of transportation, packaging, consignee and consignor as well as insure clear epizootic/disease status of the country, state, premise and allotment of the imported item. Since the Ukrainian State Veterinary Inspection Service has authority over imported food products intended for human consumption, wholesomeness or public safety statements might be required in some certificates. Although Ukrainian legislation clearly identifies the agency with controlling authority, imported products sometimes are subject to duplicative testing and certification from the Veterinary Control as well as State Committee for Technical Regulations and Consumer Policy (soon to be reformed into State Consumer Rights Protection Inspection). In the meantime the importer should be ready to provide a valid export certificate to both authorities. For more information on import regulations please refer to our Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report. Health Certificates The health certificate confirms that food is fit for human consumption and meets the exporting country?s safety requirements. The GOU negotiated and approved forms of certain veterinary and health certificates with various U.S. Government Agencies (see table in Section I). For processed and consumer ready products, the State Sanitary Service of the Ministry of Health Care is ultimately responsible for food safety. A U.S. producer or FDA can issue such a certificate. In addition to the certificate, the producer/exporter should be prepared to present product specification, registration certificate and food safety testing results from the exporting country (if available) upon request from the State Sanitary Service. Section III. Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s) There are no known specific attestations required on certificates of origin and quality certificates beyond the standard attestations used in international trade. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 8 of 27 Phytosanitary Certificates An import permit must be obtained prior to any shipment. Specific attestations regarding fumigation and pest-free status are indicated on the Ukrainian import permit and must be made in the appropriate section of the PPQ form 577. These import requirements outlined in the permit depend on the plant or plant material and its origin within the United States. For information on import requirements for seeds, please refer to Ukraine?s Planting Seeds Report. Interested U.S. exporters are encouraged to request phytosanitary import requirements for their products through their partners or through the FAS Agricultural Affairs Office in Kyiv. Veterinary Certificate Please note that the Ukrainian State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (the organization responsible for conducting border control) is responsible for a broad range of products which includes live animals, meat, processed product and forage products that do not contain components of animal origin. Since the list is much broader than in other countries, the veterinary certificate requirement for such products may cause confusion in the exporting country. A brief comparison of the attestation requirements is attached to this report and the bilateral U.S. ? Ukraine certificates reveal significant discrepancies. In fact, none of the signed U.S.- Ukraine veterinary certificates mirror the officially prescribed attestation requirements. This is because Ukraine?s Veterinary Service agreed to drop some requirements for live animals of U.S. origin or U.S. products during negotiations. In all these instances the bilateral certificate overrules attestation requirements and is accepted by Ukraine?s Veterinary Inspection Service at the border. FAS Kyiv is aware of some instances when border officials insisted on official attestation requirements, but all cases were quickly settled when the Central Office of the State Veterinary Inspection Service intervened. Official attestation requirements listed in Appendix III are necessary and set conditions necessary for import of a product to Ukraine. This means if any U.S. agency can guarantee all requirements are met then no additional negotiations are needed and the product may enter Ukraine. FAS Kyiv is aware of one such case in the past, but the certificate was re-negotiated in 2004. The presence of the veterinary certificate is compulsory but not a sufficient condition for importation of the products of animal origin and feeds into Ukraine. The import permit is to be obtained from the State Committee for Veterinary Medicine of Ukraine independently from the presence of the certificate. In some cases a one-time permit can be issued and import granted even in absence of the agreed bilateral certificate. In this case port authorities will be ready to accept a generic veterinary certificate or US-EU certificate, depending on wording in the permit letter. Permits are free and are issued within 30 days after application. A permit can be denied or canceled if there is a risk of animal disease introduction, the product is banned due to veterinary status of the exporting country or risk associated with the imported product is unacceptably high for animal and human health. Health Certificates Unless otherwise mentioned for FSIS or NOAA issued certificates, no known specific attestation requirements need to be made on health certificates. The State Sanitary Service accepts a general purpose Health Certificate for processed and consumer ready foods that includes a statement that ?products are fit for human consumption?. The Service performs mandatory food safety testing in its labs in Ukraine upon receipt of the certificate. Section IV. Government Certificate?s Legal Entry Requirements All certificates indicated in Section I are required by various Ukrainian laws or agreements that were negotiated between the US and Ukrainian governments; therefore, no export certificate derogation is possible. The certificates must accompany the shipment and be issued for each mode of transport (vessel, container, etc.). Ukrainian authorities will delay customs clearance until all required original certificates are presented. The exporter must insure the production dates provided in the official certificate and those listed on the box labels meet Ukrainian requirements. It is highly desirable to contact Ukrainian partners in order to find out the requirements for specific GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 9 of 27 shipments and allotments of exported goods. In most cases products produced 5 days apart may be classified as those belonging to different allotments and requiring different certificates. Please refer to general FAIRS report for more information. Normally for plant products no more than 14 days should elapse from the date the product is inspected and form PPQ 577 is issued. Section V. Other Certification/Accreditation Requirements Ukraine requires the licensing of poultry, poultry fat (HS 0207) and lard (HS 0209) imports starting July 1st, 2011. In accordance with the GOU?s WTO obligation, Ukraine can use only automatic import licensing which does not establish a trade barrier. Although there are no specific requirements for quality certificates, U.S. exporters are encouraged to obtain quality certificates for products regulated by USDA?s AMS and GIPSA and health certificates issued by the FDA, whenever possible. USDA-issued certificates will assure a higher level of recognition by appropriate Ukrainian regulatory agencies compared with producer/supplier issued certificates. The following mandatory and voluntary certificates are available from AMS and GIPSA: The Federal-State Inspection Certificate-Export Apple Act--required for apples exported from the United States to confirm minimum quality and other requirements established by the Export Apple Act. Federal-State Inspection Certificate-Export Grape and Plum Act--required for Vinifera grapes exported from the United States to confirm minimum quality and other requirements established by the Export Grape and Plum Act. Voluntary Food Quality Certification--AMS offers a fee-based food quality certification service for fruits, vegetables, seeds, dairy, poultry and some other products. Organic Certification--All producers and handler/processors wishing to label their products as organic must have their production and handling systems certified by USDA-accredited certifiers. For more information on AMS certification programs, please visit this page. USDA?s Organic Export Certificate Form is not officially recognized in Ukraine and would not replace any other certificate required for import. Under the United States Grain Standards Act, official weighing and inspection of most grain exported from the United States is mandatory. For more information on GIPSA services, please visit the following site: http://151.121.3.117/programsfgis/services.htm GMO Seeds Import Permits (for Testing Purposes Only) The GOU Resolution No. 734, dated August 20, 2008, sets the procedure for issuance of permits for importation of unregistered Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to Ukraine for scientific research or for State trials in open or closed systems. This Resolution became effective on January1, 2009. The permit issued under this legislation would be valid for the duration of the scientific research or state trials but not to exceed five years. According to this Resolution, GMOs can be imported into Ukraine within the validity period of the permit issued for the particular GMOs. These permits are issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine and must be obtained in order to conduct the trials. Issuance of the permit for GMO importation may be denied if data exists that proves GMOs in question may be dangerous to humans or the environment. These permits do not cover commercial shipments. A copy of such permit can be supplied by FAS/Kyiv upon request. Appendix I. Electronic Copy or Outline of Each Export Certificate FAS/Kyiv has chosen not to provide electronic copies of the certificates in this report. Copies of the certificates can be found by using the web links provided in the Export Certificate Matrix in Section I of the report. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 10 of 27 In all cases only the statements found in the certificates and the form numbers will be available to a viewer. Both FSIS and APHIS have not posted samples of the actual certificate to prevent certificate forgeries. The State Committee for Veterinary Medicine of Ukraine has adopted the same approach. Appendix II. Veterinary Requirements for Products Imported into Ukraine that Fall Under the Control of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (Based on Order # 71 from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy, dated June 14, 2004) (Note: Translation of the Document was provided by USAID, in Kyiv.) 1. Veterinary Requirements for Importation into Ukraine of Breeding Cattle and Utility Cattle 1.1 Only healthy breeding cattle born and raised in the exporting country, whose pregnancy does not exceed the period of 5 months, shall be allowed to be imported into Ukraine. The animals must not be vaccinated against brucellosis, epidemic stomatitis (foot-and-mouth disease), leptospirosis and rinderpest, and must come from farms and administrative territories that are free of animal infectious diseases including: bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) ? in conformance with the requirements of the International Veterinary Code of the International Epizootic Bureau; foot-and-mouth disease - during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, vesicular stomatitis ? during 2 years in the country; rinderpest ? during the past 12 months in the country, in case of stamping-out - 6 months; peste des petits ruminants (PPR) (also known as plague of small ruminants) - during the past 3 years in the country, in case of stamping-out ? 6 month; bovine lumpy skin disease ? during the past 3 years in the country; brucellosis, tuberculosis, leucosis and paratuberculosis - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm); infectious keratoconjunctivitis (pink-eye), infectious rhinotracheitis, viral diarrhea, besnoitiosis - during the past 12 months at the enterprise (farm). 1.2 Animals selected for shipment to Ukraine are not genetically related to cattle coming from territories that are not safe regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The animals did not receive any feed of animal origin in the production of which any internal organs and tissues of ruminant animals were used. 1.3 The selection of animals for shipment to Ukraine shall be executed with the assistance of a representative of Ukraine?s State Veterinary Service. 1.4 Animals selected for shipment to Ukraine shall be kept at the exporting country's special quarantine bases for at least 30 days. The quarantine shall involve clinical examination of each animal including daily thermometry, diagnostic research, using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of: leptospirosis - the results must be negative or the animals subjected to double dehydrostreptomycin treatment using methods applied in an exporting country; leucosis, paratuberculosis ? the results must be negative; bovine brucellosis in agglutination reaction and complement fixation reaction ? the results must be negative; infectious rhinotracheitis ? using blood samples, 2 times with an interval of 21 days, the results must be negative; trichomoniasis ? in case of cows - results of direct microscopic and bacteriological examination of vaginal mucus, in case of pedigree bulls ? examination of prepuce washing - the results must be negative; The animals were subjected to diagnostic examination for the purpose of detection of tuberculosis using the method of intracutaneous tuberculinization with negative results. 1.5 Not later than within 20 days prior to shipment, the animals shall be vaccinated against anthrax (unless they had been vaccinated 6 months before the shipment), subjected to prophylactic dehelminthization, and receive treatment against ectoparasites. GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 11 of 27 1.6 In case that over the quarantine period, the diagnostic examination appears to reveal certain positive reactions (serum, allergic, etc.) with some of the animals, a buyer's representative shall have the right to decline the purchase of all or some of the animals without any penalty connected to such decline. In this case, the information shall be immediately communicated to the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 1.7 The vehicles shall be treated and prepared for shipping in line with rules applied in the exporting country. 1.8 Compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating dates, methods, and results of diagnostic examinations and prophylactic vaccinations. 1.9 The importation of animals into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 1.10 Upon the importation into Ukraine and veterinary and sanitary clearance, the animals shall be subject to 30 day quarantine in a specially prepared facility. This period shall be used for the necessary diagnostic examinations envisaged by the sanitary code at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of brucellosis, tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, leucosis, trichomoniasis, kampylobacteriosis, leptospirosis, infectious rhinotracheitis and clamidiosis. 2. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Bovine Semen 2.1 Allowed to be imported into Ukraine shall be sperm obtained from bulls at artificial insemination enterprises that are under the constant supervision of the state veterinary service of the exporting country. 2.2 The sperm must come from an enterprise (station, center etc.) and administrative territories that have been officially declared free of any animal infectious diseases including: foot-and-mouth disease -during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; vesicular stomatitis, rinderpest, contagious pleuropneumonia, peste des petits ruminants (PPR) (also known as plague of small ruminants), bovine lumpy skin disease ? during the past 12 months in the country; brucellosis, leucosis, tuberculosis and paratuberculosis - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm); infectious rhinotracheitis, viral diarrhea, trichomoniasis, kampylobacteriosis, leptospirosis - during the past 12 months at the enterprise (farm). 2.3 Bulls from which sperm is obtained for exporting must not be vaccinated against brucellosis. 2.4 Animals did not receive any feed of animal origin in the production of which any internal organs and tissues of ruminant animals were used. 2.5 Donor bulls were kept at the artificial insemination center during a period of 6 months prior to taking of sperm and were not used for natural insemination. 2.6 Within 30 days before the taking of sperm, the bulls shall undergo clinical examination using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of tuberculosis- 2 times with an interval no less then 60 days, paratuberculous enteritis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, leucosis, bluetongue, infectious rhinotracheitis, viral diarrhea, trichomoniasis, kampylobacteriosis, chlamydiosis and other infectious diseases. The presence in the sperm of pathogenic and toxicogenic microorganisms and blood cells shall not be tolerated. 2.7 The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations. 2.8 The veterinary certificate shall be attached data sheet indicating the following data: breed, name and number of the bull; date, month and year of sperm taking; number of canisters in the Dewar flask; number of series and doses per canister. Sperm intended for exporting shall be packed and shipped in special containers (vessels) filled with liquid nitrogen. 2.9 The importation of sperm into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 2.10 Before use at the territory of Ukraine sperm shall be examined for the purpose of detection of leptospirosis, infectious rhinotracheitis and clamidiosis. 3. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Cattle Embryos GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 12 of 27 3.1 Allowed to be imported into Ukraine shall be embryos obtained from healthy pedigree animals not vaccinated against brucellosis, leptospirosis and foot- and-mouth disease. Bulls must be kept at artificial insemination enterprises, and cows that are embryo donors, at centers, stations or farms of exporters that have been officially declared free of any animal infectious diseases, and under the constant supervision of the state veterinary service of the exporting country from the moment of birth. 3.2 Sperm used for insemination of donor cows shall be in compliance with the Ukrainian veterinary requirements. A copy of the veterinary certificate for the sperm shall be attached. Donor cows were kept at the farm for the last 60 days and did not have any contact with animals imported into the exporting country during the last 12 months. 3.3 The administrative territory of the exporting country must be free of animal infectious diseases including: foot-and-mouth disease -during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; vesicular stomatitis, contagious pleuropneumonia, rinderpest, peste des petits ruminants (PPR) (also known as plague of small ruminants) ? during the past 12 months in the country; 3.4 The cattle embryo cultivation centers must be free of animal infectious diseases including: brucellosis, leucosis, tuberculosis, and paratuberculosis - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm); infectious rhinotracheitis, viral diarrhea, trichomoniasis, kampylobacteriosis, leptospirosis, besnoitiosis, infectious keratoconjunctivitis (pink-eye) - during the past 12 months. 3.5 Animals did not receive any feed of animal origin in the production of which any internal organs and tissues of ruminant animals were used. 3.6 Donor cows used to obtain embryos and bulls that yielded sperm used to inseminate the cows, are regularly subjected to clinical and diagnostic examination using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, leucosis, viral diarrhea, infectious rhinotracheitis, trichomoniasis, kampylobacteriosis, chlamydiosis and other infectious diseases. 3.7 Following the obtaining of embryos, Donor cows and bulls must be kept under supervision of state veterinary doctors during a period of at least 30 days. In case of discovery during this period of any infectious diseases listed in these Requirements export of embryos to Ukraine shall be stopped. 3.8. Frozen and thawed material (embryos and the containing fluid) must be free from pathogenic and toxicogenic microorganisms. 3.9. Sperm intended for exporting shall be packed and shipped in special containers (vessels) filled with liquid nitrogen. 3.10. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations of parent couples. 3.11. The importation of embryos into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 4. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Cattle, Sheep and Goats for Slaughtering Available from FAS/Kyiv Upon Request 5. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Pedigree and Utility Sheep and Goats 5.1. Only healthy pedigree sheep and goat born and grown in the exporting country, not pregnant, not vaccinated against brucellosis, bluetongue, foot-and- mouth disease, and leptospirosis shall be allowed to be imported into Ukraine. The animals must come from farms and administrative territories that are free of animal infectious diseases including: scrapie of sheep - ? in conformance with the requirements of the International Veterinary Code of the International Epizootic Bureau; infectious pleuropneumonia, sheep and goat pox - during the past 3 years in the country; foot-and-mouth disease - during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; Q-fever, bluetongue, peste des petits ruminants (PPR) (also known as plague of small ruminants), Rift Valley fever - during the past 12 months in the country; paratuberculosis - during the past 5 years at the enterprise (farm); GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 13 of 27 medi visna, adenomatosis, arthritis-encephalitis, brucellosis, tuberculosis, paratuberculosis - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm); infectious epididymite - during the past 12 months at the enterprise (farm). 5.2. Animals did not receive any feed of animal origin in the production of which any internal organs and tissues of ruminant animals were used. 5.3. The selection of animals for shipment to Ukraine shall be executed with the assistance of a representative of Ukraine?s State Veterinary Service. 5.4. Animals selected for shipment to Ukraine shall be kept at the exporting country's special quarantine bases for at least 30 days under the supervision of a representative of Ukraine?s State Veterinary Service. The quarantine shall involve clinical examination of each animal including daily thermometry, diagnostic research, using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of brucellosis, epididymite, tuberculosis, bluetongue, paratuberculosis, chlamydiosis, medi visna, adenomatosis, arthritis-encephalitis, listeriosis, leptospirosis ? with negative results or animals subjected to double dehydrostreptomycin treatment using methods applied in an exporting country. 5.5. Not later than within 20 days prior to shipment to Ukraine, the animals shall be vaccinated against anthrax (unless they had been vaccinated 6 months before the shipment). 5.6. Animals shall be subjected to prophylactic dehelminthization, and receive treatment against ectoparasites. 5.7. In case that over the quarantine period, the diagnostic examination appears to reveal certain positive reactions (serum, allergic, etc.) with some of the animals, a buyer's representative shall have the right to decline the purchase of all or some of the animals without any penalty connected to such decline. In this case, the information shall be immediately communicated to the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine of Ukraine. 5.8. The vehicles shall be treated and prepared for shipping in line with rules applied in the exporting country. 5.9. The compliance with Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations and prophylactic vaccinations. 5.10. The importation of animals into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 5.11. Upon the importation into Ukraine and veterinary and sanitary clearance, the animals shall be subject to 30-day quarantine in a specially prepared facility. This period shall be used for the necessary diagnostic examinations under the supervision of the State veterinary service. 6. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Sperm from Tupping Rams Available from FAS/Kyiv Upon Request 7. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Pedigree and Utility Pigs 7.1. Only healthy pedigree pigs born and grown in the exporting country, not vaccinated against hog cholera, leptospirosis, Aujeszky?s disease (mad itch), and Teschen disease, shall be allowed to be imported into Ukraine. The animals must come from farms and administrative territories that are free of animal infectious diseases including: African hog cholera - during the past 3 years in the country, in case of stamping-out ? 12 months; foot-and-mouth disease ? during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; swine vesicular disease - during the past 12 months in the country; hog cholera, Aujeszky?s disease (mad itch), swine enteroviral encephalomyelitis (Teschen disease) - during the past 12 months in the administrative territory (state, province, land, district etc.), in case of stamping-out - 6 months; trichinosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm). 7.2. Selection of animals for shipment to Ukraine shall be executed with the assistance of a representative of Ukraine?s State Veterinary Service. Animals selected for shipment to Ukraine shall be kept at the exporting country's special quarantine bases for at least 30 days under the supervision of a representative of Veterinary Service of exporting country. 7.3. The quarantine shall involve: clinical examination of each animal including daily thermometry; diagnostic research, using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of hog cholera, GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 14 of 27 porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, brucellosis, tuberculosis, swine vesicular disease and atrophic rhinitis with negative results; diagnostic research for the purpose of detection of leptospirosis ? with negative results or animals subjected to double dehydrostreptomycin treatment using methods applied in an exporting country. 7.4. Not later than within 20 days prior to shipment to Ukraine, the animals shall be vaccinated against anthrax (unless they had been vaccinated 6 months before the shipment). 7.5. Not later than within 20 days prior to shipment to Ukraine, the pigs shall be vaccinated against swine erysipelas with inactivated vaccine. Animals shall be subjected to prophylactic dehelminthization, and receive treatment against ectoparasites. 7.6. In case that over the quarantine period, the diagnostic examination appears to reveal certain positive reactions (serum, allergic, etc.) with some of the animals, a buyer's representative shall have the right to decline the purchase of all or some of the animals without any penalty connected to such decline. In this case, the information shall be immediately communicated to the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 7.7. The vehicles shall be treated and prepared for shipping in line with rules applied in the exporting country. 7.8. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations and prophylactic vaccinations. 7.9. The importation of animals into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 7.10. Upon the importation into Ukraine and veterinary and sanitary clearance, the pigs shall be subject to 30-day quarantine in a specially prepared facility. This period shall be used for the necessary diagnostic examinations for the purpose of detection of hog cholera, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, brucellosis, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, swine vesicular disease at the state veterinary laboratory using methods envisaged by the International sanitary code. 8. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation of Porcine Semen into Ukraine 8.1. Allowed to be imported into Ukraine shall be sperm obtained from boars at artificial insemination enterprises that are under the constant supervision of the state veterinary service of the exporting country. 8.2. The sperm must come from an enterprise (station, center etc.) and administrative territories that have been officially declared free of any animal infectious diseases including: African hog cholera - during the past 3 years in the country; foot-and-mouth disease ? during the past 12 months in the country or zone acknowledged by the International Epizootic Bureau; swine vesicular disease - during the past 12 months in the country; hog cholera, Aujeszky disease (mad itch), swine enteroviral encephalomyelitis (Teschen disease) - during the past 12 months in the administrative territory (state, province, land, district etc.); tuberculosis, brucellosis, trichinosis, and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, leptospirosis - during the past 3 years at the enterprise (farm). 8.3. Keeping of animals and taking of sperm from boars shall be conducted in compliance with the established veterinary and sanitary requirements. 8.4. Boars from which sperm is obtained for exporting, shall not be vaccinated against hog cholera and shall be kept at the artificial insemination center during a period of at least 6 months prior to collection of sperm and shall not be used for natural insemination. 8.5. Within 30 days before the taking of sperm, the boars shall undergo clinical examination using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of hog cholera, tuberculosis, brucellosis, Aujeszky disease (mad itch), leptospirosis, swine vesicular disease, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and atrophic rhinitis. The presence in the sperm of pathogenic and toxicogenic microorganisms and blood cells shall not be tolerated. 8.6. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations. 8.7. The veterinary certificate shall be attached data sheet indicating the following data: breed, name and number of the boar; date, month and year of sperm taking; number of canisters in the Dewar flask; GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 15 of 27 number of series and doses per canister. 8.8. Sperm intended for exporting shall be packed and shipped in special containers (vessels) filled with liquid nitrogen. 8.9. The importation of sperm into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 9. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Pigs for Slaughtering Available from FAS/Kyiv Upon Request 10. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Breeding, Utility, and Racing Horses 10.1. Only healthy young animals for breeding and adult horses born and grown in the exporting country, whose pregnancy does not exceed the period of 3 months, shall be allowed to be imported into Ukraine. The horses must not be vaccinated against all types of infectious encephalomyelitis, flu, African horse cholera and must come from farms and administrative territories that are free of animal infectious diseases including: coupling disease, African horse cholera, glanders, Venezuela encephalomyelitis ? during the past 2 years in the country; vesicular stomatitis, horse flu - during the past 12 months in the country; horse infectious metritis, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, rabies ? during the past 12 months in the administrative territory; infectious encephalomyelitis of horses of western and eastern types, rhinopneumonia, infectious anemia, scab, horse-pox ? during the past 3 months at the enterprise (farm). Horses selected for shipment into Ukraine shall have no clinical signs of viral arteritis during 28 day period prior to shipment; the results of blood samples diagnostic examination, carried out at 14 day interval, must be negative. 10.2. Horses selected for shipment to Ukraine shall be kept at the exporting country's special quarantine bases for at least 30 days under the supervision of a representative of Ukraine's State Veterinary Service. The quarantine shall involve clinical examination of each horse including daily thermometry, diagnostic research, using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of glanders, coupling disease, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, rhinopneumonia, anaplasmosis, infectious metritis, infectious anemia, viral arteritis, leptospirosis, vesicular stomatitis. The diagnostic examinations for the purpose of detection of coupling disease and glanders shall be carries out during 15 day period prior to the shipment; for detection of horse infectious anemia ? during 30 day period; for detection of viral arteritis - 2 times during 28 day period at 14 day interval. The animals shall be vaccinated with inactivated vaccine against flu. Not later than within 20 days prior to shipment to Ukraine, the animals shall be vaccinated against anthrax (unless they had been vaccinated 6 months before the shipment). Animals shall be subjected to dehelminthization and received treatment against ectoparasites. 10.3. In case that over the quarantine period, the diagnostic examination appears to reveal certain positive reactions (serum, allergic, etc.) with some of the animals, a buyer's representative shall have the right to decline the purchase of all or some of the animals without any penalty connected to such decline. In this case, the information shall be immediately communicated to the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 10.4. The vehicles shall be treated and prepared for shipping in line with rules applied in the exporting country. 10.5. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates and results of diagnostic examinations and prophylactic vaccinations. 10.6. The importation of animals into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 10.7. Upon the importation into Ukraine and veterinary and sanitary clearance, the animals shall be subject to 30 day quarantine in a specially prepared room. This period shall be used for the necessary diagnostic examinations under the supervision of the state veterinary service. 11. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Racing Horses for the Participation in International Racing Competitions 11.1. Allowed to be imported into Ukraine shall only be healthy horses not vaccinated against all types of infectious encephalomyelitis and African horse cholera and coming from farms and administrative territories that are free of animal infectious diseases including: coupling disease, African horse cholera, glanders, Venezuela encephalomyelitis ? during the past 2 years in the country; vesicular stomatitis, horse flu - during the past 12 months in the country; horse infectious metritis, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, rabies ? during the past 12 months in the administrative territory; GAIN Report - UP8021 Page 16 of 27 infectious encephalomyelitis of horses of western and eastern types, rhinopneumonia, infectious anemia, scab, horse-pox ? during the past 3 months at the enterprise (farm). Horses selected for shipment into Ukraine shall have no clinical signs of viral arteritis during 28 day period prior to shipment; the results of blood samples diagnostic examination, carried out at 14 day interval, must be negative. 11.2. Prior to shipment to Ukraine, the horses shall be kept for at least 30 days under the supervision of the state veterinary service of exporting country. During the period, diagnostic research shall be carried out using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of glanders, coupling disease, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, anaplasmosis, rhinopneumonia, infectious metritis, infectious anemia, viral arteritis, and vesicular stomatitis. 11.3. Horses intended for participation in races, shall be inoculated with inactivated vaccine against flu not later than within 30-45 days prior to shipment to Ukraine. 11.4. The vehicles shall be treated and prepared for shipping in line with rules applied in the exporting country. 11.5. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates and results of diagnostic examinations and prophylactic vaccinations. 11.6. The importation of animals into Ukraine shall only be authorized upon obtaining a permit from the State Committee of Veterinary Medicine. 11.7. Upon the importation into Ukraine, the horses shall be placed and kept under the supervision of the state veterinary service. Horses brought in from different countries, shall be kept separately during the whole period of stay except for the time of participation in sporting events. Upon termination of the sporting events, all horses shall be subject to mandatory removal from Ukrainian territory. 12. Veterinary Requirements for the Importation into Ukraine of Sperm from Stud-horses. 12.1. Allowed to be imported into Ukraine shall be sperm obtained from stud-horses at artificial insemination enterprises that are under the constant supervision of the state veterinary service of the exporting country. 12.2. The sperm must come from an enterprise (station, center etc.) and administrative territories that have been officially declared free of any animal infectious diseases including: coupling disease, African horse cholera, glanders, Venezuela encephalomyelitis ? during the past 2 years in the country; vesicular stomatitis, horse flu - during the past 12 months in the country; horse infectious metritis, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, rabies ? during the past 12 months in the administrative territory; infectious encephalomyelitis of horses of western and eastern types, rhinopneumonia, infectious anemia, scab, horse-pox ? during the past 3 months at the enterprise (farm). The sperm taken during the year shall be examined for the purpose of detection of viral arthritis; the examination results must be negative. At the day of taking sperm the donor stud-horses shall have no clinical signs of viral arthritis. Within 14 day period after taking sperm the donor stud-horses shall be subjected to serum diagnostic examination; the examination results must be negative. 12.3. Keeping of animals and taking of sperm from stud-horses shall be conducted in compliance with the established veterinary and sanitary requirements. 12.4. Stud-horses from which sperm is obtained for exporting, shall not be vaccinated against rhinopneumonia and shall be kept at the artificial insemination center during a period of at least 6 months prior to collection of sperm and shall not be used for natural insemination. 12.5. Within 30 days before the taking of sperm, the stud-horses shall undergo clinical examination using testing methods applied in an exporting country, at the state veterinary laboratory for the purpose of detection of glanders, coupling disease, Evansi trypanosome, piroplasmosis, nutaliosis, rhinopneumonia, anaplasmosis, horse infectious metritis, infectious anemia, viral arthritis, and vesicular stomatitis. 12.6. The presence in the sperm of pathogenic and toxicogenic microorganisms and blood cells shall not be tolerated. 12.7. The compliance with these Requirements must be fully attested to by an original veterinary certificate issued in the country of origin to be signed by a state veterinary doctor and made up in the language of the exporting country and in the Ukrainian language indicating methods, dates, and results of diagnostic examinations. 12.8. The veterinary certificate shall be attached data sheet indicating the following data: GAIN Report - UP8021
Posted: 14 September 2011, last updated 15 September 2011

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