Notice to Industry 9: Country-specific Appendix B certificates
The purpose of this document is to provide country-specific Appendix B documents that are readily available to horse importers.
This document is provided for information only. To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any import permit, direction, industry notice or authorisation to enter a quarantine isolation facility, the terms and conditions of the import permit, direction, industry notice or authorisation to enter a quarantine isolation facility take precedence and will apply. Failure to comply with a condition of an import permit, direction, industry notice or authorisation to enter a quarantine isolation facility may constitute an offence.
Australian import conditions for live horses require horses to be resident in approved countries for at least 60 days prior to export. When a horse has resided in an approved country/ies other than the country of export during the 60 days prior to export to Australia, an Appendix B certificate is required.
Appendix B certificates are to be completed by the Official Veterinarian for each country (other than the country of export) that a horse has resided in during the 60 days prior to export. The department has negotiated specific Appendix B certificates with approved countries.
Current Appendix B certificates
Negotiated Appendix B certificates for the relevant country can be found in the following links:
|Austria PDF||2||610 KB|
|Belgium PDF||3||364 KB|
|Canada PDF||2||50 KB|
|Denmark PDF||3||364 KB|
|France PDF||3||238 KB|
|Germany PDF||4||387 KB|
|Hong Kong PDF||3||368 KB|
|Iceland PDF||2||307 KB|
|Ireland PDF||2||380 KB|
|Italy PDF||3||401 KB|
|Netherlands PDF||3||210 KB|
|New Caledonia PDF||4||528 KB|
|Portugal PDF||3||88 KB|
|Spain PDF||4||720 KB|
|United Kingdom PDF||3||261 KB|
|Japan PDF||3||732 KB|
|Singapore PDF||3||376 KB|
|Sweden PDF||2||92 KB|
|Switzerland PDF||4||2.3 MB|
|United Arab Emirates PDF||17||143 KB|
|United States of America PDF||3||463 KB|
Sample certificates may not meet Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the department. If you have difficulty accessing these files, visit web accessibility for assistance.
If a horse for export to Australia was resident in an approved country that does not have a country-specific Appendix B certificate listed here, please contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources via email@example.com for the current status of that country’s specific Appendix B document.
The following table contains administrative metadata.
|Instructional material owner:||The Director of the Horse, Livestock and Bird Imports Program|
|IML document ID:||N/A|
|Freedom of information exemption:||No|
|TRIM container number:||2015/54213E|
|Review date:||March 2020|
The following table details the published date and amendment details for this document.
|1.0||21/03/2017||To provide readily available country-specific Appendix B certificates to importers of live horses.|