Submitting samples from third countries
For submitting samples of animal by-products and pathogens from third countries an import permit is needed. This permit is provided to GD Animal Health by the Dutch Government and allows us to receive samples for all animal species. However, we still have to comply with some mandatory requirements. One of these is that the import of the consignment must take place by way of airplane through border inspection post Amsterdam Schiphol airport. At arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol airport each consignment needs to be inspected by an official veterinarian of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and needs to be accompanied by a copy of the import permit. When this import procedure is not respected, GD Animal Health are not allowed to accept and process the samples. There will be no possibility of returning or collecting these samples as GD Animal Health are obliged to destroy these samples. Therefore always contact us in advance so we can provide you with the relevant information on our import procedure and how to submit your samples.
After you have received the detailed information about the procedure, we strongly advise you to contact your courier for additional advice on packaging. You can also contact us for information about which courier to use.
Information about the conditions of the samples during transport can be found in the “Transport instruction and Packaging instruction”.
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