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Semen, embryo and ova from third countries

Veterinary rules to import or transit germplasm (animal semen, embryos and ova) from third countries.

Germplasm products from many animal species can only be imported subject to certain conditions and from "approved" countries (or regions) and facilities (AI centres, semen storage centres). Embryos and ova of some animal species must have been obtained by accredited embryo collection teams. More..
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Import and transit of animal semen, embryos, ova (germplasm) from third countries
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You find the specific conditions to import or transit a given product and the lists of approved collection/storage teams or centres in the corresponding subsection (left on this page).

Hatching eggs:
Import of fish eggs and fish semen:

To leave a message for specialist staff: info@blv.admin.ch

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Temporary restrictions and special conditions

The veterinary conditions described on this page apply with reservation as to import bans, temporary sanitary restrictions and special conditions in force at the time of import:

Further information

The Federal office for agriculture is competent of questions relative to zootechnical requirements and the general import permit required to import bovine semen, see