AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
Permit Terms for the Transhipment of Dogs and Cats vis Hong Kong
Special Permit Attachment No.10
Terms to be complied with fully by the permittee
1. The permittee must notify the Import Control Officer during office hous (Tel.2182100 / Fax.27698600) at least two working days in advance of the anticipated to arrival. Failure to do so may result in delay in the inspection and release of the animals.
2. The animals must be transported by the fastest and most direct route from the exporting country/place to or through Hong Kong as MANIFESTED CARGO.
3. The animals must be carried and caged (with labels) in accordance with the current Live Animals Regulations of IATA (International Air Transport Assocation) and in such a way as to ensure humane management at all times.
4. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, Cap. 169, the Public Health (Animals & Birds) Ordinance Cap. 139, the Rabies Ordinance Cap. 421, the Dogs and Cats Ordinance Cap. 167 and all other relevant legislation must be fully complied with.
5. Dogs and cats under 2 months old and / or more than 4 weeks pregnant must not be conveyed to or through Hong Kong.
6. Fighting dogs as listed in Schedule 1 of the Dangerous Dongs Regulation, Cap. 167, such as Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa and Fila Braziliero and their crossbreeds must not be transshipped in Hong Kong.
7. The permittee must fully comply with all import requirements of the destination country / place before the animals leave the country / place of origin. Except under and in accordance with another permit issued in advance by this department, the animals, after leaving Hong Kong, shall not be brought or sent back to Hong Kong.
8. If the destination, after Hong Kong, is Macau, the permittee must produce a copy of the valid Macau Import Permit (Authorizacao) for inspection before re-export to Macau. The animals must be consigned as MANIFEST CARGO to Macau by an approved means of conveyance.
9. The animals shall not be allowed to stay in Hong Kong for longer than 24 hours. Immediate onward transshipment must be carried out before the end of that period, otherwise the animals should not be brought into Hong Kong.
10. On arrival, the animals must be accompanied by a health certificate signed by a qualified veterinary surgeon of the country / place of origin. The health certificate must have been signed not more than 14 days prior to the departure of the animals from the country / place of origin.
11. In the event of the animals being directed, which must be under official escort, to an out-going aircraft / ship / train at the point of departure or to the AFCE Airport Animal Hostel / approved Animal Management Centre for temporary custody, the permittee or his agent will be required to provide suitable transport and pay the prescribed accommodation fees. Without prejudice to other terms and conditions of this permit, payment of any fees must be effected before the animals can be released.
12. Whenever the Veterinary Officer considers it necessary, the permittee or his agent must ensure that the animals are promptly examined and treated / vaccinated by a private veterinary surgeon at the expense of the permittee or his agent.
13. Failure to comply with the requirements, as stipulated above, may render the animals liable to quarantine for a period as determined by the Senior Veterinary Office.