CL Chile
  • 65 - Landwirtschaft

Primates for exhibition centres

Fija exigencias sanitarias para la internación a Chile de primates para centros de exhibición (Health requirements for the importation into Chile of primates for exhibition centres) Language(s): Spanish Number of pages: 4

Below is a summary of the main health requirements established in the notified measure:

Country or area of origin: Must be a Member of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and a country or area in which rabies is a notifiable disease

Origin of the animals: Must have been continuously resident in the zoo or wildlife park of origin since birth or for at least 12 months prior to shipment to Chile

Establishment of origin: The animals must come from a zoo or wildlife park that meets the requirements listed in this section of the Resolution.

Pre-shipment quarantine:

-         Must be under the supervision of an official or accredited veterinarian for at least 30 days;

-         The animals must not come into contact with other animals, as detailed in paragraph (b) of this section. During this period, the animals must undergo diagnostic tests and obtain negative results for the following diseases: hepatitis B., Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., Yersinia sp., tuberculosis (M. bovis and M. tuberculosis);

-         The above-mentioned tests must be carried out in diagnostic laboratories that are official or recognized by the competent health authority or internationally recognized;

-         During the isolation period, the animals must be treated for internal and external parasites. Should vaccines or other treatments be administered, the appropriate documentation must be attached to the health certificate.

Transport and shipment: The type of supervision for shipments, control conditions, and measures taken to ensure the health and welfare of the animals are established. Symptoms of any of the aforementioned diseases must not be shown during the 48 hours leading up to shipment.

Health certification: The animals must bear an official health certificate, issued by the competent health authority in the country of origin, subject to the requirements set out in this section.

Post-entry quarantine: The animals must undergo an isolation period under official supervision, in the official livestock quarantine station of the SAG or in a location authorized by the SAG for this purpose, under the conditions specified in this section.

Other authorizations: Should the species be listed in one of the relevant appendices, the animals must be covered by the Resolution authorizing the entry of live specimens of exotic wildlife species on national territory, issued by the SAG Division for the Protection of Renewable Natural Resources authorizing, as well as permits under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).