The export procedure for animal and animal products is called live animal export. The varieties of animal and animal products that get exported are livestock, domestic animals, assistance animals, horses and genetic materials. When it comes to exporting animals and animal products, the state veterinary will visit the business site, to check if it meets the requirements that it has to meet in order to be granted permission to export animal and animal products to other countries. The veterinary will then draft a report and send it to the national Directorate of Animal Health, if the requirements are met, based on the veterinary’s reports and the business is regarded to meet the allocated standards, a ZA number and certificate will be allocated to the establishment to confirm the registration. However if the business fails to meet the requirements, the state veterinary will provide the establishment’s owner with a list of the requirements that need to be met in order for their establishment to be granted an export approval.


Where an exporter can get the standards for a ZA approval

 Different Veterinary Procedural Notices (VPNs) are available for many types of approved approved establishments.
 These reports are compiled and disseminated by the national Directorate Animal Health.
 They indicate the requirements that an establishment must have in order to be considered and approved for export.

Animal and animal products export present animal disease scare of some sort, hence one of the most significant export requirements is to obtain an animal health certificate. The animal health certificate provides information of where the animal and animal product originates from, the vaccination and inspection that the animal or the animal product underwent. Importing countries set out certain trade boundaries as they are the ones who will mostly be exposed to health risks when the imports enter their countries. The exporting country’s state veterinarian will issue a health certificate that certifies that the establishment meet the importing country’s requirements. This then, concludes the international trade for animal and animal products, as the veterinarian positioned trust in making certain that the animal and animal product and safe and free of any disease.

Any misconduct or abuse of trust that is between the countries will put the exporting country’s exports at risk. In terms of exporting animals or animal genetic materials like semen, ova, embryos from South Africa, the exporter must apply for an export permit from the Registrar of Animal Improvement. The relevant breeders’ society or the registering authority will recommend the exporter’s application.

Caution of exporting animal and animal products

The process of exporting animal and animal product should be done cautiously, even in situations whereby the importing country does not need the exporter to bring an animal health certificate. The process of exporting animals and animal products without certifying if they are in free from any diseases that might harm the import country has resulted in the spread of animal diseases in the import countries, which ended up affecting the import countries health and economy negatively. The OIE warns the exporting countries of the dangers that come with the spread of animal and animal borne diseases and it urges that they prevent the import countries from the disasters of having to deals with animal diseases.

The disease status of the exporting and the importing country should be considered before and during the exporting process so that necessary precautions may be adhered to in order to avoid dispiriting circumstances of having to deal with an outbreak of animal diseases as a result of not following necessary animal health inspection and vaccination or animal products to be free from physical, chemical and biological threats that may put animals and human health in the importing country at risk. It is the exporting country’s responsibility to see to it that the veterinary has underwent full and proper training and that he/she is well informed about the export certification procedures to avoid unnecessary mistakes. The veterinary must at all times certify statistics they have personal knowledge or statistics based on another certificate procured from an original source.


To sum it all, the establishment whose export applications gets approved, as the veterinarians provided the necessary information that certifies that the establishment is in conformity of the requirements that have been set in order for the application be accepted, will be granted permission to export animal or animal products to import countries. The department of Agriculture will manage the control of exportation animals and animal products. People who are responsible for the execution of this policy should be sanctioned by the Director veterinary service.

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Export procedure for Animal and animal products
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Export procedure for Animal and animal products
Animal and animal products exportation and how they get exported for different reasons such as shows ,breeding, veterinary care and for sales, these applies mostly to horses.
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