Import Licence Requirements For Pathogens
Import licence requirements for pathogens
Each import consignment of pathogens must be accompanied by an AVS-issued import licence. In addition:
- You must have a licence to possess veterinary biologics before importing pathogens.
- The pathogen you import must be approved by us. Our select list of pathogens is available here.
The documents below contain more information on pathogen import requirements:
- Micro-organisms of animals and birds.
- Viruses of animals and birds.
Apply for an AVS-issued import licence
Apply for an import licence for pathogens via TradeNet.
An import licence fee of S$22 is applicable per consignment.
The application process for pathogens that you have previously imported generally takes one working day.
If you are importing pathogens for the first time, you must submit a risk assessment in the attached format to our Biologics Evaluation Committee (BEC) for import consideration. You can then e-mail the completed form to BEC Secretariat via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may proceed to apply for your import licence via TradeNet after you have completed the application and passed the risk assessment.