Importing Tropical butterfly pupae from all countries
12 January 2011
You are viewing an import health standard. It outlines the requirements that must be met before risk goods can be imported into New Zealand.
Issued pursuant to Section 22 of the Biosecurity Act 1993
Dated: 12 January 2011
The information in MAF animal and animal product import health standards is presented in numerically ordered sections with descriptive titles. Sections are grouped into one of four parts, designated alphabetically.
Part A. GENERAL INFORMATION contains sections of general interest, including those relating to the legal basis for MAF import health standards and the general responsibilities of every importer of animals and animal products.
Part B. IMPORTATION PROCEDURE contains sections that outline the requirements to be met prior to and during importation. Whether a permit to import is required to be obtained prior to importation is noted, as are conditions of eligibility, transport and general conditions relating to documentation accompanying the consignment.
Part C. CLEARANCE PROCEDURE contains sections describing the requirements to be met at the New Zealand border and, if necessary, in a containment facility in New Zealand prior to any consignment being given biosecurity clearance.
Part D. ZOOSANITARY CERTIFICATION contains model health certification which must be completed by the appropriate personnel as indicated in the certification and accompany the consignment to New Zealand.
Part E. APPENDICES
PART A: GENERAL INFORMATION
1 IMPORT HEALTH STANDARD
1.1 Pursuant to section 22 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, this document is the import health standard for the importation into New Zealand containment facilities of tropical butterfly and moth pupae from all countries.
1.2 Approval for the importation of each consignment of tropical butterfly and moth pupae into New Zealand is dependent on containment approval from the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) for the particular species and the consignment meeting the requirements of this import health standard.
1.3 This import health standard may be reviewed, amended or revoked if there are changes in New Zealand's import policy or the animal health status of the originating country, or for any other lawful reason, at the discretion of the Biosecurity Standards Group Manager.
2 IMPORTER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 The costs of MAF in performing functions relating to the importation of tropical butterfly and moth pupae shall be recovered in accordance with the Biosecurity Act and any regulations made under that Act.
2.2 All costs involved with documentation, transport, storage and obtaining a Biosecurity direction shall be borne by the importer or importer’s agent.
2.3 The importer must make all arrangements for transport of the tropical butterfly and moth pupae to and within New Zealand.
2.4 If a species of tropical butterfly or moth that is not currently held in a zoo/containment facility within New Zealand is to be imported, the importer is responsible for obtaining approval from ERMA before importation will be permitted.
The import health standard has been agreed as suitable for trade between the exporting and the importing countries. It is expected that the consignment will meet the conditions in every respect.
Occasionally it may be found that, due to circumstances beyond the control of the importer or exporter, a consignment does not comply with the specific requirements in this import health standard, but may meet the outcomes sought. In such cases, a permit to import application may be made, an equivalence granted and import permit issued at the discretion of MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. The following information must be forwarded by the certifying government's veterinary authority for an equivalence to be considered:
- which clause/s of the import health standard cannot be met and how this has occurred;
- the reason the consignment is considered to be of an "equivalent health" status;
- the reasons why the veterinary authority of the country of origin believe this proposal should be acceptable to the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and their recommendation for its acceptance.
4 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Written authority from an inspector, given under section 25 of the Biosecurity Act (1993), to move uncleared goods from a transitional facility or biosecurity control area to another transitional facility, containment facility or biosecurity control area, or to export those goods from New Zealand.
As defined by the Biosecurity Act 1993.
Animal Imports/Exports Group Manager
The Animal Imports/Exports Group Manager, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand, or any person who for the time being may lawfully exercise and perform the delegated power and functions of the Animal Imports/Exports Group Manager
As defined by the Biosecurity Act 1993
The Environmental Risk Management Authority, New Zealand
New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Permit to import
A written order issued by the Director-General of MAF authorising the importation of risk goods to a specified facility.
PART B. IMPORTATION PROCEDURE
5 PERMIT TO IMPORT
5.1 A permit to import is required for consignments of tropical butterfly and moth pupae imported into New Zealand from all countries.
5.2 The permit to import will be issued for multiple consignments for a period of up to six months.
5.3 Application for a permit to import must be made prior to the proposed date of importation in writing to:
Animal Imports Team
MAF Bisosecurity New Zealand
PO Box 2526
5.4 The importer must supply the following information:
5.4.1 name and address of the containment facility in New Zealand, to which the consignment is to proceed following importation;/p>
5.4.2 confirmation from the authorised supervisor of the containment facility stating that the facility is registered according to MAF Standard 154.03.04: Containment facilities for zoo animals and has the capacity to accommodate the consignments proposed to be imported.
5.4.3 List of butterfly/moth species proposed to be imported.
6 DOCUMENTATION ACCOMPANYING THE CONSIGNMENT
6.1 Each consignment shall be accompanied by copy of the permit to import and all appropriately completed health certification which meets the requirements of PART D. ZOOSANITARY CERTIFICATION. The required documentation is:
6.1.1 Zoosanitary Certificate and
6.1.2 Permit to Import
6.2 It is the importer’s responsibility to ensure that any documentation presented is in accordance with the requirements of this import health standard and is clearly legible. Failure to do so may result in delays in obtaining a biosecurity direction or result in rejection of consignments.
6.3 Documentation shall be in English, but may be bilingual (language of exporting country/English).
[Note: Any requirement for the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) or other conservation related documentation must be met by the exporter/importer and is independent of this certification.]
7 ELIGIBILITY FOR IMPORTATION
7.1 Eligibility for importation under this import health standard is confined to the species of tropical butterfly and moth approved by ERMA for importation into containment listed in APPENDIX 1.
7.2 Tropical butterfly and moth pupae consigned to New Zealand must be sourced from tropical locations or facilities maintained at temperatures of at least 20˚ Celcius.
7.3 The premises of origin of the tropical butterfly and moth pupae must have been free of quarantine restrictions during the 90 days prior to the scheduled date of export.
7.4 All requirements of this import health standard, including those detailed in the Model Zoosanitary Certificate must be met for the consignment to be eligible for importation.
8 TRANSPORT TO NEW ZEALAND
8.1 Pupae of butterflies and moths must be transported by air and carried in a container meeting requirements of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations for insects.
8.2 Each consignment must be packaged in such a manner so as to prevent the escape of any butterflies and moths that may have emerged during transport
8.3 The containers must be closed with tamper-evident seals.
PART C. CLEARANCE PROCEDURE
9 BIOSECURITY DIRECTION
9.1 Upon arrival in New Zealand the documentation accompanying the consignment shall be inspected by an Inspector at the port of arrival. The containers containing the butterfly and moth pupae must not be opened, but are to be inspected to ensure that the seals are intact and the container is escape proof.
9.2 Providing that the documentation meets all requirements noted under PART D: ZOOSANITARY CERTIFICATION and the consignment meets the conditions of ELIGIBILITY, an Inspector under section 25 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, may give a biosecurity direction authorising the consignment to be moved to the containment facility named in the permit to import.
10 CONTAINMENT FACILITY
10.1 Following biosecurity direction being given the consignment shall proceed to the containment facility registered according to MAF Standard 154.03.04: Containment facilities for zoo animals named on the permit to import.
10.2 The containment facility must be located south of 34˚ latitude (CapeReinga)
10.3 On arrival at the containment facility the consignment will be held according to the enclosure standard for invertebrates- butterflies and moths detailed in MAF Standard 154.03.04: Containment facilities for zoo animals, and subject to the following quarantine conditions:
10.3.1 All imported pupae must be held in the quarantine room of the containment facility.
10.3.2 Pupae must be checked daily for signs of disease. Procedures detailing the checks must be included in the quality manual of the containment facility.
10.3.3 Any diseased pupae must be rendered nonviable and held in a sealed container until disposed of by MAF approved methods.
10.3.4 All packing materials used in importation must be held in the containment facility prior to disposal by MAF approved methods.
10.3.5 On emergence the adult butterflies and moths can be moved to the display enclosure within the containment facility.
10.3.6 The consignment may be subject to additional tests, treatments or procedures as required by the Biosecurity Standards Group Manager, necessary to determine the health status of the consignment.
10.4 No stage of the life cycle will be eligible for biosecurity clearance.
10.5 Transfer to another containment facility may occur only with the prior approval of the Supervisor of the containment facility.
10.6 The containment facility must also operate in accordance with all ERMA controls set down in ERMA Decision NOC03002 or ERMA200600.
PART D. ZOOSANITARY CERTIFICATION
The following Model Zoosanitary Certificate contains the information required by
MAF to accompany each import of tropical butterfly and moth pupae into New Zealand from all countries:
MODEL ZOOSANITARY CERTIFICATE
For: TROPICAL BUTTERFLY AND MOTH PUPAE
To: NEW ZEALAND
Permit to import number:
1 Species in consignment:
1 Name and address of exporter(s):
2 Premise(s) of origin of pupae:
3 Port of embarkation:
1 Name and address of importer:
2 Flight Number:
3 Port of arrival:
IV: SANITARY INFORMATION
I,........................................................................ the Director/Manager of the premises of origin of the tropical butterfly and/or moth pupae certify that:
1 All the tropical butterfly and/or moth species included in this consignment:
1.1 are listed under I: IDENTIFICATION.
1.2 showed no signs of disease or parasitism at the time of export.
2 The premises of origin of all tropical butterfly and/or moth pupae in this consignment:
2.1 are maintained at temperatures of at least 20 degrees celcius.
2.2 have been free of any quarantine restrictions in the 90 days preceding export.
3 The transport containers comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations for insects and are closed with tamper-evident seals.
Name and Signature of Director/Manager date
Name and address of premises of origin: ........................................................................................
PART E: APPENDICES:
Appendix 1: SPECIES OF TROPICAL BUTTERFLY AND MOTHS eligible for importation into New Zealand.
NB: If a species of tropical butterfly or moth that is not held in a zoo within New Zealand is to be imported, approval from the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) must be obtained before importation will be permitted.
|Anetia thirza||Aenetia thirza, Anetia thyrza|
|Anosia genutia||Danaus genutia|
|Archaeoprepona demophon||Prepona demophon|
|Caligo memnon||Caligo idomeneus|
|Catonephele godmani||Chromis godmani|
|Catonephele numilia||Catonephele numila|
|Chlosyne gaudialis||Chlosyne gaudealis|
|Chrysiridia rhipheus||Chrysiridia rhiphaeus|
|Dysphania numana||Heleona fenestrata|
|Hamadryas gautemalena||Hamadryas guatemalina, Hamadryas guatemalena|
|Junonia hierta||Precis hierta|
|Kallima sylvia||Parthenos sylvia|
|Limenitis fessonia||Adelpha fessonia|
|Limenitis iphiclus||Adelpha iphiclus|
|Mechanitis menapis saturata|
|Memphis eurypyle||Anaea eurypyle, Fountainea eurypyle|
|Metamorpha epaphus||Siproeta epaphus|
|Pachliopta annae||Atrophaneura annae; Atrophaneura aunae|
|Pachliopta mariae||Atrophaneura mariae|
|Pachliopta neptunus||Losaria neptunus|
|Pachliopta oreon||Atrophaneura oreon|
|Papilio daedalus||Achilles daedalus|
|Papilio dialis||Papilo megii|
|Parathyma perius||Athyma perius|
|Parides erithalion||Parides erithaleon|
|Parides iphidamus||Parides iphidamas|
|Parides neptunus||Atrophaneura neptunus|
|Parides semperi||Atrophaneura semperi|
|Salamis parrhassus||Salamis parhassus|
|Trogonoptera trojanus||Trogonoptera trojana|
|Troides brookiana||Trognoptera brookiana|
|Troides helena||Troides oblongomaculatus, Papilio helena|
|Vindula dejone||Vindula deione|