Procedure for Obtaining Import Recommendation of Hatching Eggs, Poultry/ Birds and Swine into Myanmar

Category Import
Picture Procedure for Obtaining Import Recommendation of Hatching Eggs, Poultry/ Birds and Swine into Myanmar
Summary Procedure for the Importation of Hatching Eggs, Poultry/ Birds and Swine into Myanmar issued by Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Procedure for the Importation of Hatching Eggs, Poultry/ Birds and Swine into Myanmar

Step (1)

A person importing swine shall apply a recommendation certificate 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 & Vaccination Program 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 with relevant documents to the Customs Department and the LBVD for laboratory test via the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS). LBVD shall examine the swine and check the documents such as a health certificate signed by authorized Veterinary Officer, including the individual identification of importing animals, recommendation certificate issued by the LBVD, import license issued by the Department of Trade under the 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 provided with the negative result from the described diseases for swine, 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 fee (2000 Kyats per head) as determined by the LBVD.


The overall process will take from 7 to 10 days.

  1. The health certificate , signed by authorized Veterinary Officer. An individual detail description of imported animal should be mentioned in the certificate.
  2. Must include with the following information.
    1. Pedigree certificate shall present on arrival.
    2. The animals must be found to be healthy, free from sign of any infectious or contagious disease including ectoparasitism.
    3. The country of origin is free from African Swine Fever, Enterovirus, Encephalomyelitis (Teschen Disease), Swine Vesicular Disease and Rinderpest.
    4. The country/region/zone of origin has been free from FMD for the past (12) months.
    5. Each individual must be submitted to the following test with negative results. The test must be carried out during the (30) days prior to export.
      1. Brucellosis by serum agglutination test or CFT.
      2. Aujeszky's Disease by ELISA.
      3. Transmissible Gastro-enteritis (TGE) by ELISA.
      4. Atrophic Rhinitis by tube agglutination test.
      5. Leptospirosis by agglutination test using antigen or 2 injections of dihydrostreptomycin (25 mg/kg BWT) at an interval of (14) days.
      6. PRRS by serological test.
      7. The animal shall be treated with an approved broad spectrum anthelmintics and external parasites shortly prior to export.
  3. The Vehicle & Containers for transport should be thoroughly disinfected.
  4. The animals are subjected to quarantine at approved premises for a period of not less than (30) days upon arrival, during which they shall be submitted to test or treatment deemed necessary. The owner shall pay the test and treatment fees.
  5. Failure to follow the import procedures may result in returning the animals to the country of origin or destroyed without compensation.


The following form/s are used in this procedure.

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