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Veterinary Quarantine and Inspection Procedures in the Philippines. Dr. Norodin A. Kuit Regional Vet. Quarantine Officer ARMM CP# 09263431462 Email Add: Organizational Structure. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Veterinary Quarantine and Inspection Procedures in the Philippines Dr. Norodin A. Kuit Regional Vet. Quarantine Officer ARMM CP# 09263431462 Email Add:

  • Organizational Structure

    -The National Veterinary Quarantine Service is under the direct supervision of the Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry thru the Chief of the NVQS.

    - In each region of the country, a Regional Veterinary Quarantine Officer was deputized by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, upon the endorsement of the Regional Executive Director of DA-RFU or Regional Secretary of DAF-ARMM and thru the recommending approval of the Director of BAI.

  • Mandate

    The main mandate of the Veterinary Quarantine Service is to safeguard animal health against any hazardous or zoonotic diseases of animals that jeopardized human health and the livestock and Poultry Industry of the country.

  • Qualifications of a Vet. Quarantine Officers and Vet. Quarantine Inspectors

    -VQO must be a licensed or registered Veterinarian and a regular govt. employee of still in serviceable age. Must be trained on Vet. Quarantine training conducted by NVQS. Training abroad is of advantage.

    -VQI must be a regular or permanent govt. employee preferably in the Department of Agriculture or its attached bureaus. Must be trained or attended several orientation seminars on Vet Quarantine.

  • List of Quarantinable Items (Carrier of infectious matter/pests)

    a)Live animals b)Raw meat and poultry c)Processed semi processed meat d)Meat and poultry products e)Packaging materials -E.g. creates, vans, boxes g)Transport Vehicles h)People movement i)By-products in livestock and poultry production -E.g. manure, used sack, etc. j)Semen k)Feedstuff and raw mats l)Dog food m)Veterinary drugs and biologicsn)Lab specimens / samples

  • Standard Operating ProceduresPursuant to the Provision of Sec. 1765, Sub-Section (a), (b) and (c) and Sec. 1770 of the Revised Administrative Code, as amended by Act No. 3639and implemented by Animal Industry administrative Orders No. 2, 5, 5-1, 6, 7, 7-1, 7-2, 24, 33, 33-A, 34 and 36, all vessels, aircraft and other means of conveyance involved in foreign trade calling at any Philippine Port, coming from either foreign of domestic ports shall be boarded, inspected and placed under surveillance by the Quarantine Veterinary Officer duly appointed or designated by the Director or his duly authorized representative.

  • Boarding formalities vessels/aircrafts

    International Voyages:Two (2) hours before the estimated time of arrival (ETA), the Quarantine Veterinary Officer /VQI shall be on stand-by and shall constantly contact the Pilot House or the Customs House Tower by phone.The VQO/VQI goes with the rest of the boarding party and secures from the Master, Chief Steward, Purser or any of the Officers of the vessel who attends to the formalities, a copy of the following ships documents: 1) STORE LIST- all animal products intended for the crews consumption .2) ANIMAL LIST all animals on board 3) CREWS PERSONAL LIST- this is the declaration of the crews personal belongings which may include animal products and by-products like sausages, egg, cheese, decorative items of animal origin like horns, hooves, etc.

  • 4)INWARD FOREIGN CARGO MANIFEST- bulk cargoes of animal by-products like meat and bone meal, m eat meal, feather meal and similar products imported for use on animal feeds, if any, are listed here.

    5) SHIPS VOYAGE MEMO- this is a list of the Ports of Call of the vessel. This is needed so the VQO will have an idea of the origin of the frozen meat and meat products intended for crews consumption.

    6) VETERINARY QUARANTINE CLEARANCE- this is often times absent if the vessel comes from a foreign port but it should be demanded for if the last port of call is a Philippine Port.

  • The Inspection ProperThe VQO/VQI shall fill up a CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION in duplicate. One copy shall be supplied to the Master of the vessel to be presented to the VQO of the next Philippine Port upon demand. The other copy shall be submitted to the foreign vessel that had called at the Port.-DATE OF INSPECTION-NAME OF VESSEL-FLAG AND REGISTRY OF VESSEL-VOYAGE NUMBER-PORT OF CALL- at least the last three (3) foreign Ports of Call-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL-ANCHOR TIME


  • SurveillanceAll vessels, aircraft and other conveyance involved in foreign trade calling at any port shall be placed under surveillance for a proper implementation of the Veterinary Quarantine Rules and Regulations.


    Two hours before ETD, the VQO/VQI shall board the vessel for re-inspection. Outward Foreign Manifest shall be demanded for from the Master of the vessel. Veterinary Quarantine Clearance will be issued only when upon re-inspection found that all papers are in order and corresponding inspection fee shall be collected from the importer or his/her representative.

  • RELEASE OF ALL INCOMING MEAT, MEAT PRODUCTS, DAIRY PRODUCTS, FEEDS AND FEED PRODUCTSShipment shall be accompanied by an IVC or Health Certificate written/translated in English issued by the Veterinary Administration at the country of origin.

  • The shipment shall only be released by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) upon accomplishment of the following:

    -Presentation by the Importer of the VQC (original), IVC or Health Certificate (original), Bill of Lading/Airway Bill, and Packing List to the DAVQO for verification and evaluation;-Initiation and completion of the mandatory veterinary quarantine inspection done by random sampling and /or documentation and clearance ( all meat products shall be inspected at the port of entry);-Payment of veterinary quarantine inspection fee.-Resealing (BAI Seal) of the container van/s with the inspected goods; and-Issuance of a VQIC and stamped Inspected and Passedmark on the original copies of the BOC import documents/entries from the initiation of the quarantine inspection


    All cargo aircraft carrying live animals upon landing shall be boarded by the VQO/VQI to physically examine the animals, animal products and by-products.

  • InspectionThe VQO or VQI shall stay in the inspection area together with the representatives of the various government agencies concerned with the formalities. A Certificate of Inspection shall be accomplished and the flight Captain shall be made to affix his signature supplying him the duplicate copy together with a copy of the Administrative Order no. 7-1 for his future reference.

  • SURVEILLANCEAll aircraft shall be placed under surveillance especially when there are no animals, animal products and animal by-products for loading, unloading or transshipment.


    Two hour before the ETD, the VQO/VQI shall be at the Inspection Area together with the representatives of the other government agencies concerned. A copy of the Outward Foreign manifest, animal List and General Declaration List shall be demanded for. Only after all the papers are found to be in order shall a Veterinary Quarantine Clearance be issued.

  • TranshipmentThe VQO or his representative shall see to it that live animals intended for transshipment shall be loaded directly to the trucks which have been previously disinfected. Under no circumstances shall the animals be allowed to touch the ground. The VQO/VQI or his representative shall supervise the loading of the shipment and shall be at the airport until departure of the aircraft


    -VQO /VQI shall examine all incoming live animals for any signs of illness. The passenger/importer shall present Import Permit and Health Certificate issued by the Bureau of Animal Industry and a Veterinarian from the country of origin, respectively.

    - For meat and meat products, the VQO/VQI shall notify the NMIS immediately of their date of release and their cold storage of destination. Veterinary Quarantine Clearance issued by the Bureau of Animal Industry, a Health Certificate and payment of corresponding inspection fees are also required before clearance shall be issued.

  • For cats and dogs, in the absence of Import Permit, a corresponding Permit Fee aside from the Inspection fee shall be collected. Likewise, the owner/importer shall be advised to have their dog or cat vaccinated against the prevalent diseases in the area, i.e., rabies, distemper, parvovirus, feline panleukopenia, etc.

    For antibiotics, vaccines, feed ingredients and other veterinary products, same procedures shall be followed.

  • For endangered species, this includes all species of birds, aside from Import Permit and Health Certificate the VQO/VQO should require the importer or his/her representative to present a CITES (Convention on International Trade on Endangered Specie) prior to their veterinary clearance. In ports where an Officer from the Parks and Wildlife Bureau is present, the VQO should refer the importation to the PWB Officer prior to their release.

  • ConfiscationConfiscation of veterinary products shall be done in coordination wit


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