(Rev. May 3, 2016)
Notification System for the Importation of Animals
Health Service Bureau
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan commenced the notification system for importation of animals in order to prevent outbreaks of zoonoses derived from imported animals on September 1, 2005.
Under the system, any importer of animals (live terrestrial mammals, Live birds and carcasses of rodents and lagmorpha) is required to submit a written declaration giving the specified information on the animals to be imported, such as their species name and quantity, to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (the quarantine station concerned), accompanied by a health certificate issued by the government authorities of the exporting country certifying that the animals are free from the infectious diseases specified for each species.
The system is aimed at taking prompt action (including follow-up) based on the declared information in the event of infections associated with imported animals, as well as ensuring the safety of imported animals themselves through a health certificate issued by the government authorities of the exporting country.
Enforcement Regulation of the Act (No,99 of 1998) was revised and promulgated on March 17, 2016, and will take effect on August 1, 2016. The columns 2 and 3 of Appended table 1-(5) of the Enforcement Regulation were revised as follows.
(Contents of the certification)
|Birds||West Nile fever, highly pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza||
The underlined parts are changes.
1 Outline of the Notification System for Importation of Animals
2 Details of the Notification System for Importation of Animals
3 The contents of the information concerning the establishments of rodents submitted by the government authority of exporting country to Japan(PDF:10KB)
4 Importations of Research Rodents(PDF:15KB)
5 Statistical Information. Animal Importation in Japan.
2003(PDF:396KB), 2004(PDF:318KB), 2005(PDF:1,783KB), 2006(PDF:5,467KB), 2007(PDF:4,716KB), 2008(PDF:2,727KB), 2009(PDF:3,043KB), 2010(PDF:3,254KB), 2011(PDF:3,186KB), 2012(PDF:2,689KB), 2013(PDF:2,561KB)
7 The List of Destination Quarantine Station(PDF:66KB)
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Infectious Diseases of Animal Origin Section,
Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases Control
Division, Health Services Bureau,
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan