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General Information

Veterinary biologics are any viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin. Veterinary biologics includes:

  • Genetically modified organisms.
  • Diagnostics.
  • Anti-toxins.
  • Vaccines.
  • Live and killed micro-organisms.
  • The antigenic or immunising component of micro-organisms intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases of animals and birds, or for purposes of research in animals or birds. 

NParks/AVS regulates the import and transshipment of veterinary biologics. These activities can only be conducted if the required licencing and registration has been completed. 

Exporting veterinary biologics, however, can be done without an AVS-issued export licence.

There are four steps involved in bringing veterinary biologics into Singapore.

Step 1:The importer must be licensed to possess veterinary biologics.

Step 2: Each consignment must come with an AVS-issued import licence. Import licence requirements vary with each type of veterinary biologic, namely:

  • Vaccines.
  • Pathogens.
  • Diagnostic kits.
  • Genetically modified organisms.

Step 3: Each consignment will undergo inspection and sampling upon arrival in Singapore.

Step 4: AVS will audit the licensee’s storage or research premises.