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Importing Sheep & Goats into the Isle of Man

Importing Sheep & Goats into the Isle of Man

If you plan to import sheep & Goats into the Isle of Man, please ensure you read the appropriate Guidance Notes which are available to download. Some sheep/rams require the completion of an application form before an Import Licence may be issued, these can also be downloaded. An Import Licence is required for all sheep travelling from the United Kingdom. Please ensure you allow at least 10 days to obtain an Import Licence prior to the date of import.

Summary of Sheep & Goat Import Conditions

ConditionsSheep & Goats <9 monthsSheep & Goats >9 monthsRams of 6 specified breeds

Isolation on UK holding before import

20 days

20 days

20 days

UK EHC

3486 EHC 3486 SUP                           N. Ireland: GB10 (IOM)

1139 EHC 1139 SUP        N. Ireland: GB10 (IOM)

1137 EHC 1137 SUP

Vet examination in UK

<24 hours before export

<24 hours before export

<24 hours before export

IOM Licence valid for

21 days

21 days

21 days

Notify DEFA of import

72 hrs before import

72 hrs before import

72 hrs before import

UK Herd Health Status

MV/CAE accredited

Non MV/CAE

MV/CAE accredited

Non MV/CAE (a)

Non-MV/CAE (b)

All Non-MV

Pre-import tests

None

dams of animals to be imported must have a clear blood test during the 20 day isolation period.           There must be no evidence of M/V / CAE on the premises in the past 12 months or since birth.

None

180 days isolation & 2 clear blood tests 6 months apart, 2nd sample to have been taken within 14 days of export

clear blood test within the 20 day isolation period

None

Post-import tests

None

isolation until clear blood tests at the age of 9 and 15 months.

None

None

isolation until clear blood test 6-8 months after import

clear blood test 20 days after import, then a further clear blood test 6 months after the first test

Transport Authorisation over 40 miles as part of economic activity, <8 hours

Type 1

Type 1

Type 1

Post-import isolation

10 days

until all blood testing is complete

10 days

10 days

until all blood testing is complete

30 days

Whole farm restriction

21 days

21 days

21 days

Post-import treatment

Sheep scab within 10 day isolation period.

Sheep scab within 10 day isolation period.

Sheep scab within 10 day isolation period.

Please note that these conditions are subject to immediate change / revocation depending on the animal health and disease status of our own and neighbouring jurisdictions.

Please see the Guidance Notes for the full conditions of import.

Please contact us for further information: agriculture@gov.im

Important reminders

  1. You must inform the Department of your intention to import, with the date/time of shipment at least 72 hours in advance. Please note: failure to notify the Department at least 72 hours in advance could result in the importer being prosecuted for not meeting the conditions of the Import Licence. Contact number for notification is +44 1624 687595.

  2. Your holding will incur a 21 day movement standstill from the date on which you import. Only movements direct to slaughter on the Isle of Man are exempt.

  3. Your Export Health Certification must not be tampered with or altered.

As from 5 July 2011 - Great Britain is now officially Blue Tongue free under EU rules

Please contact DEFA Agriculture for further information:

Agriculture Directorate

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's

IM4 3AS

Telephone:+44 1624 685844

Email:Send Email

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