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Approved countries for the sourcing of avian fluids and tissues
Effective from 9 September 2020
Dear importers and stakeholders,
The department would like to alert importers and stakeholders of an update to the Approved Country List for the import of avian fluids and tissues. Eighteen countries are on the approved list. Five have had the collection period restriction removed.
This list supersedes the previously approved list issued on 30 March 2020. Please note that there have been no countries removed from the approved list.
These changes are effective as of 1 September 2020.
Approved Country List
The following countries are approved for the import of avian fluids and tissues for laboratory use:
Australia, (including Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
Bosnia and Herzegovina*
British Virgin Islands
Ireland, Republic of
Korea, Republic of*
North Macedonia, Republic of*
Papua New Guinea
United Kingdom ⱡ
United States of America ⱡ
Please note: ( * ) indicates a new addition to the approved list, ( ⱡ ) indicates removal of collection period restriction.
Countries approved with restriction
The following countries are considered approved only where samples were collected after or between the specified dates.
Czech Republic – after 12 June 2020
Germany – between 11 August 2017 and 28 February 2020
Malaysia – after 15 December 2018
Mexico – after 12 October 2019
Poland – after 13 May 2020
Romania – after 21 February 2020.
Please note: if you have any questions about this alert or would like to update an existing active permit, please contact the department by emailing email@example.com or call 1800 900 090 (prompt 1, prompt 1).
This Alert applies to the following Cases: