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A.- Introduction

The National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria, Senasa) of the Argentine Republic has created this procedure keeping in mind the requirements of the Authorities of Thailand.

B.- Information on “Lazareto Capital”Quarantine Station

The “Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station is located in the port of Buenos Aires, Dársena Sur, on the street Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane s/n and Av. Calabria, (500 meters from the Casino Flotante Buenos Aires).

Telephone: 4362-5755.

C.- Hours user
The time to process obtaining an International Veterinary Certificate of dogs and cats that accompanies and vouches for the animal until the States Parties of Mercosur is:
Weekdays between 10.30 and 15.30 hours.
The planned methodology is as follows:
The staff at the Quarantine Station "Lazareto Capital" and / or the Office of the Regional Certification Senasa its jurisdiction recepciona all necessary documents on working days between the hours of 10.30 to 15.30 hours. The International Veterinary Certificate is delivered between the hours of 13.00 to 15.30 hours from twenty-four (24) or forty-eight (48) subsequent immediate working hours.

D.- Cost for interested
According to the regulatory provisions contained in Resolution No. 558/2014 Senasa, the user may pay for obtaining an International Veterinary Certificate on the day of processing $ 502, within 24 hours $ 408 and $ 314 within 48 hours of terms opening hours and detailed public.
When the user will manage to obtain more than one (1) International Veterinary Certificate, must pay for this item amounts resulting according to the number of certificates requested.
In all cases staff Senasa Treasury present at the Quarantine Station "Lazareto Capital" or the Bank of the Argentina Nation jurisdiction of the Office Certifications Regional Senasa will give the user the official proof of payment made. PRESENTATION OF THE NUMBER OF CUIT FOR ISSUANCE OF PAYMENT FOR COUPONS.

E.- Requirements to obtain an International Veterinary Certificate for dogs and cats

a) Presentation of an original copy of the Health Certificate, with all the information about the animal including its weight, issued by a Private Veterinarian, which will be considered valid for TEN (10) days as from the date of issue until the date of exit from the Argentine Republic, to be exchanged for an International Veterinary Certificate. The time period during which this International Veterinary Certificate is valid will depend on the validity of the aforementioned Health Certificate. For example: SENASA will replace the Health Certificate issued by a Private Veterinarian on December 10 by an International Veterinary Certificate that will be valid until the animal leaves the Republic of Argentina on December 19 of the same year. This certificate will be kept in the archives of the “Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station.

b) The Original copy and one photocopy of a Rabies Vaccine Certificate, applied (21) days ago issued by a Private Veterinarian. The original copy of such certificate will be returned to the interested party after due verification. When this vaccination is carried out abroad, the corresponding original certificate must be presented.

d) The original copy and one photocopy of the certificate of the 6-way vaccine for Leptospirosis applied (21) days ago.

e) Complete all pertinent data requested by Senasa in the corresponding Form. The interested party may download this form from the Internet and present it already filled or, s/he can ask for a copy of the form when initiating the application. This original form must be presented signed.

f) Presentation of a photocopy of the Identity Document of the person who is taking the animal to Thailand, or if the animal is traveling “unaccompanied”, a photocopy of the Identity Document of the Owner/Person Responsible for the animal in the Argentine Republic in whose name the International Veterinary Certificate will be issued.

g) Payment of fees shall be done in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs D) and E) of this Procedure.

h) It is neither necessary for the owner of the animal to carry out this transaction personally;

i) Nor for the animal to be taken at the Quarantine Station during this transaction.

j) It is not a requirement that the animal be identified with a microchip or by any other method.

At the moment of shipping to Thailand, the animal must be inspected and identified by a Senasa Official Veterinarian who will also certify that the boxes or cages used for shipment are clean and disinfected.

F.- Issuance of the International Veterinary Certificate

Once all the steps detailed in this Procedure are complied with satisfactorily, personnel at the “Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station will deliver to the interested party an original International Veterinary Certificate signed by an Official Veterinarian of SENASA.

G.- Clarification Notes

The International Veterinary Certificate issued by SENASA at the “Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station according to this Procedure, uses a model that only allows data from one animal per certificate.

Likewise, the Health Certificate issued by the Private Veterinarian can only contain data for one animal.

The sanitary requirements detailed in this Procedure for the International certification of cats and dogs with destination to Thailand are based on the regulations in force in that country.

The validity granted by Senasa to the International Veterinary Certificate to accompanying and vouching for cats and dogs, as provided for in this Procedure is of ten (10) days as from the date on which the Health Certificate is issued by the Private Veterinarian.

The detailed Procedure for issuing an International Veterinary Certificate is applicable to  certificates accompanying and vouching for cats and dogs dispatched temporarily or permanently to Thailand.
If the exit of the animal is temporary, said certificate will continue to be valid for the animal to re-enter the Argentine Republic for a period of thirty (30) days running from its date of issuance, whenever it is accompanied by a Sanitary Certificate issued by an Official Veterinarian of Thailand certifying that the animal is in a satisfactory health conditions and fit to travel. Said Health Certificate may be issued at the point of exit of Thailand.

When this temporary exit had as its destination a place where animals of the same species were concentrated (e.g. an international show) the Health Certificate must further state that in said location there were no animals with notifiable diseases.

When the animal dispatched to Thailand is going to stop over in a third country before the country of destination, this must be mentioned in the corresponding place in the Form.

Thailand does not require that the Senasa International Veterinary Certificate be legalized before the animal exits the Argentine Republic.

The interested parties from the provinces of the country who find it expensive and impractical to go to the “Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station to comply with the provisions of this Procedure can consult the feasibility of carrying out the necessary procedures at the Local SENASA Office in their region.

The Private Veterinarian and/or the transport company must be consulted on the conditions and devices necessary for transporting the animal.

H.- Meaning of the Terms and Expressions Used in this Procedure

Following, there is a list of terms and expressions with their meanings used in this Procedure.

Competent Authority: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATIVES KINGDON OF THAILAND, that is the natural interlocutor of Senasa when agreeing and guaranteeing current requirements for the exchange of cats and dogs

Health Certificate: This is the original copy issued by a Private Veterinarian in which they certify the health status of the animal and that it is fit to travel abroad.

Sanitary Certificate: Original copy issued by an Official Veterinarian of Thailand, when the animal entering that country form the Argentine Republic does so temporarily. This certifies that the animal’s sanitary condition is satisfactory and that it is fit to travel back to the Argentine Republic. This certificate may be issued at the point of exit of Thailand.

International Veterinary Certificate: This is the certificate issued by an Official Senasa Veterinarian in the Argentine Republic that certifies the existence of the certifications and guarantees required by the Competent Authority of Thailand.

This certificate must accompany and vouch for the animal until admission and entry into Thailand.

Rabies Vaccine Certificate: This is the original certificate issued on application of a rabies vaccine to a cat or to a dog by a Private Veterinarian on the form of mandatory use determined by the Professional College where the veterinarian is registered.

Dispatch: This is the intention of the interested party of sending cats and/or dogs to Thailand for any reason (affection, commercial, etc.) and leaving by any exit point in the Argentine Republic (by air, sea or land).

“Lazareto Capital” Quarantine Station: This is the name of the SENASA office where an interested party in sending cats and/or dogs to Thailand can go, and whose data are mentioned above in this Procedure.

Form: Document that must be filled in by the interested party in duplicate to be handed in to Senasa personnel and which must contain all requested data and must have all required documents attached.

Official Veterinarian: This is the Senasa Veterinarian that is internationally recognized as being empowered to sign an International Veterinary Certificate.

Private Veterinarian: This is the Private Veterinarian who has a current registration number in the corresponding Professional College of their geographical area of the Argentine Republic and who is therefore authorized to carry out the activities mentioned in this Procedure.

Procedure: Is the operative method used by SENASA in accordance with regulations set forth by the Competent Authorities to authorize the dispatch of cats and/or dogs to Thailand.

Interested Party: This is the person capable of carrying out all necessary transactions in SENASA with a view to obtaining an International Veterinary Certificate.

I.- Annexes

Attached hereto as annexes of this Procedure are the model proposed by SENASA as Health Certificate to be issued by a Private Veterinarian and the model of the Form to be filled in by the interested party.

As already stated above, the Private Veterinarian can only include details of one (1) animal in this Certificate. Besides, unless Professional Veterinary Colleges print and distribute amongst their registered members a model of a Health Certificate for mandatory use, Senasa will consider as valid either the model included in this Procedure or the non-mandatory model printed by the Veterinary Professional Colleges or the Private Veterinarian’s prescription pad with a letterhead that includes all mandatory data.

There is also a model of a Form that the interested party can download from the Internet and complete it at home before going to the "Lazareto Capital" Quarantine Station, so that s/he avoid unnecessary delays.