The animal must be examined by a licensed and accredited Veterinary authority in the exporting country, and a certificate issued indicating the health status of the animal. The animal must be free from internal and external parasites. The animal must be tested and treated for Heart Worms and certified Heart Worm free for export. The health records indicating the Immunization Status of the animal must be provided with a current DHLPP + C Immunization Record or any other endemic disease of importance. A blood sample must be taken from the animal and sent to a reputable Rabies Reference Laboratory to perform the RNATT*/FAVN, and the result must be sent directly to the Veterinary Services prior to issuing an import permit. The test result must show a serum antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/mL. The test must be done not less than one (1) month after vaccination with an approved Rabies Vaccine. An Import permit will be issued once the requirements are met, and sent to the importer by fax or email. Animals and associated documents will be examined on arrival at Port by a Quarantine Inspector who reserves the right to reject or accept the animal based on its condition.
The importation of live animals into Dominica is subject to the following procedures: Part V (Importation) of the Customs Act#20 of 2010. Payment of: Import Duty in accordance to the Customs Import and Export Tariffs (ammendment) S.R.O 30 of 2010 Customs Service Charge in accordance to the Customs Service Charge imposition (ammendment) order, 2016 Environmental Surchage in accordance to the Solid Waste Managment (validation) Act, 2006 Value Added Tax in accordance to the Value Added Tax Act 7 of 2005 It is also a requirement that a detailed Customs Declaration be submitted to Customs for processing, and all applicable duties and taxes (unless otherwise approved)are paid prior to delivery of imported Animals.Customs duties and taxes are calculated on the CIF Value of all imports, i.e. Cost, Insurance and Freight in accordance with Section 80 of the Customs Act # 20 0f 2010