Import Recommendation for Wildlife as Zoo Animals

Last Updated: 2018-09-15 17:19:41

Procedure for obtaining Import Recommendation for Wildlife as Zoo Animals from the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Procedure for the Importation of Wildlife as Zoo Animals

Step (1)

A person importing wildlife as zoo animals shall apply a recommendation certificate, apply to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) along with the following supporting documents.

  1. Application letter with Company letterhead signed by the company’s director
  2. Copy of Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary authority of exporting country
  3. Farm registration certificate (if applicable)
  4. Performa Invoice
  5. Sale Contract
  6. Recommendation from the Myanmar Livestock Federation
  7. Copy of company registration issued by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
  8. Form VI
  9. Form XXVI
  10. Certificate containing a full description or identification of the animals


Step (2)

LBVD shall check and review on the completeness of the application and register the documents. For the incomplete and incorrect application, LBVD informs the importer with reason. The importer corrects, completes and resubmit the documents. If application is rejected, the process ends here. For the complete and correct application, the LBVD shall issue the import recommendation certificate. After receiving the import recommendation certificate from the LBVD, the importer shall continue to apply the import license at the Ministry of Commerce.

Step (3)

Upon the arrival at the designated port or border gate animal quarantine stations of Myanmar, the importer shall submit the Import Declaration and relevant documents to the Customs Department and the LBVD for laboratory test through Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS). LBVD shall check the wildlife and a health certificate signed by the authorized Veterinary Officer, including the individual identification of importing animals, recommendation certificate issued by the LBVD, import license issued by the Department of Trade, MOC, original Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority of exporting country, packing list and bill of lading/Airway bill and PC3 for border trade importation.


Step (4)

If the lab test is proved with the negative result from the described diseases, LBVD shall issue the Veterinary Health Certificate (VHC) to the importer. The LBVD shall, with the approval of the Ministry establish Inspection Stations in required regions for inspection of imported live animals. The importer shall pay the quarantine fee, laboratory testing fee and Health Certificate fees as determined by the LBVD.

Type of Animals

Health Certificate

Quarantine Fee

Wild animals and Birds

1000 Kyat per head

15000 Kyat per head


100 Kyat per kilogram

100 Kyat per kilogram

Live Beetle animals

100 Kyat per head

100 Kyat per head



The overall process will take from 7 to 10 days.

  1. The health certificate must include the following information. The animals are found to be clinically healthy and free from signs of any infectious or contagious diseases at the time of export.
    1. The birds shall not be in contact with or exposed to any animal suffering from any disease of economic importance within (30) days preceding the date of inspection, prior to the export.
    2. The imported wildlife must be from the country of origin that has been free from FMD, Rinderpest, Anthrax, Fowl plague, Newcastle Disease, Contagious Bovine/ Caprine Pleuro -pneumonia, African Swine Fever, African Horse Sickness and Rabies for the past (12) months prior to the export.
    3. The animals or birds are originated from areas where there has been no clinical evidence of the following diseases in the preceding (6) months of export;
      1. Bovine: CBPP, Malignant Catarrhal Fever, Brucellosis, Tuberculosis and John's Disease.
      2. Ovine, Caprine: Brucellosis, CCPP (Contagious Caprine Peuropneumonia)
      3. Equine: Glanders and Equine Encephalomyelitis
      4. Avian: Pullorum, Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Avian Influenza
      5. Canine/Feline: Distemper, Rabies & Panlcukopenia
      6. Primate: Tuberculosis
      7. Other species: Rabies, Influenza
      8. Sea Lion: Leptospirosis, Brucellosis, Chlamydophila psittaci, Phocid herpes virus, Calciviruses, Canine Adenovirus.
  2. Along the transportation, avoid contact with other animals.
  3. On arrival, birds and animals shall be quarantined for not less than (14) days.
  4. During the quarantine period, if necessary, tests and treatments shall be given. The owners shall be charged for the expenses.
  5. Failure to follow the import procedures may result in returning the birds and animals to the country of origin or destroyed without compensation.