To facilitate the industry to export eel fry to the Mainland China and the Republic of Korea*, this Department has set the “Guidelines of Eel Fry Export”. Only local packing facilities enterprises or fish farms which complied with the criteria of facility and management can apply for an official animal health certificate from this Department.
*Animal Health Inspection (Arrangement for the export to the Republic of Korea)
Information about the tests:
All tests must meet the standard of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the requirements of this Department.
Definition of Eel Fry
Inspection and the issue of animal health certificate only apply on glass eel which is not longer than 4 inches.
Qualified fish exporter must submit the application form and fee at least 10 working days in advance to book an appointment for fish inspection. Subject to the fish consignment is found satisfactory after inspection, the Veterinary Officer will issue an official health certificate for the aquatic animals.
How to Apply
• An application must be submitted on the specified form (PDF format). Downloading of the forms for viewing and printing can be done through the use of the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader software which is available free at the Adobe Systems Incorporated website.
Processing Period for Official Animal Health Certificate
If all the veterinary health requirements stipulated by the destination country / place are met and the related documents are available, the processing period is two working days.
Application must be submitted in person to: Office Hours Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon, 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Reminders
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon, 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Note: If the animal species and their parts or derivatives to be exported are controlled under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Cap. 586, the exporter must also apply appropriate CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) export permit from this Department.
Tel. : (852) - 1823