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Chapter-2 

Chapter-2 Provisions Relating to Animal Quarantine
3. Establishment of Quarantine Check Post:

Nepal Government shall establish a temporary or permanent Animal Quarantine Check Post in any area within the
country of Nepal by notification published in the Nepal Gazette.

4. Construction of Quarantine Places:

(1) Nepal Government may construct a Quarantine place in the Quarantine check post area established under Section 3 by notification published in the Nepal gazette.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-section (1), Government of Nepal may also permit Private Sector to construct a Quarantine place.
(3) Anybody willing to construct a Quarantine place in the private sector pursuant to Sub-section (2) shall obtain a recommendation letter from the Department.
(4) The terms and conditions to be followed and standard to be maintained in order to construct Quarantine place under Sub-section (1) or (2) shall be as prescribed.

5. Appointment of Quarantine Officer:

Nepal Government shall appoint a person at least with a bachelor degree in Veterinary Science as Quarantine Officer to act as a chief of the Quarantine Check Post established under Section 3.

6. To be kept in Quarantine:

(1) An importer should keep imported animal, animal products or animal production inputs in Quarantine for a specified period of time for their inspection.
(2) The importer concerned shall arrange the feeding, watering and security for the animal in Quarantine under Section (1) at his/her own cost.
(3) In case of death of any animal under Quarantine, the Quarantine Officer shall order the importer to destroy the dead animal after completing the postmortem examination.
(4) The importer shall not claim for any kind of compensation in case of death of animal kept in Quarantine under Sub-section (1).
(5) The examination procedure of animal, animal products and animal production inputs kept in Quarantine shall be as prescribed.

7. Issue of certificate:

The Quarantine Officer shall issue a certificate in a prescribed format for animal, animal products or animal production inputs kept in Quarantine, after the completion of examination.

8. Terms and Conditions to be Followed for the Export or Import :

The terms and conditions to be followed by an exporter or importer in exporting or importing animal, animal products or animal production inputs shall be as prescribed.

9. Import be Made Only Through the Route of Quarantine Check Post:

An importer shall import the animal, animal products or animal production inputs through the route of Quarantine check post only.

10. Restriction on Import:

Government of Nepal may restrict the import of animal, animal products or animal production inputs found with prescribed diseases by a notification published in the Nepal gazette.

11. Prohibition of Entry:

The Quarantine Officer may prohibit the entry of animal, animal products or animal production inputs on the following circumstances:
(a) If an information is received that the imported animal, animal products or animal production inputs are brought from the outbreak area of contagious diseases,
(b) In case of failure to submit the prescribed certificate of disease free and soundness certificate of animal, animal products or animal production inputs by the importer.
(c) If any animals are found dead by contagious diseases even if a certificate under Clause (b) is submitted.
(d) If the vehicle carrying the imported animal, animal products or animal production inputs is found contaminated with contagious diseases.

12. Order May be Issued:

(1) The Quarantine Officer may issue an order to return the animal, animal products or animal production inputs prohibited under Section 11 to the country of their origin.
(2) If there is a possibility of spread of contagious disease in case the animal, animal product or animal production inputs are allowed to remain as such or returned to the country of their origin, the Quarantine Officer may issue an order to the importer to remove or to destroy such animal, animal products, or animal production inputs.

13. May be Auctioned:

(1) If the importer concerned does not take the animal, animal products, or animal production inputs kept in Quarantine by the prescribed time, the Quarantine Officer may seize and auction such animal, animal products or
animal production inputs. The condition and procedures of the auction shall be as prescribed.
(2) If it does not seem appropriate to auction or no body accepts on auctioning the animal, animal products or animal production inputs seized under Sub-section (1), the Quarantine Officer may issue an order to remove or to destroy such animal, animal products or animal production inputs.

14. Removal or Destruction:

The importer concerned shall remove or destroy the animal, animal products or animal production inputs once ordered by the Quarantine Officer under Section 6, 12 or 13.
(2) If the importer concerned does not remove or destroy the animal, animal product or animal production inputs pursuant to Sub-section (1), the Quarantine Officer may remove or destroy such animal, animal products or animal production inputs.
(3) The expenses incurred during removal or destruction of animal, animal product or animal production inputs under Sub-section (2) shall be reimbursed from the importer as government dues.

15. Arrangement for the Transport and Movement of Animals:

The Office In charge or the Quarantine Officer may restrict the movement and transport of animals from the place of Nepal where there is outbreak of contagious diseases in animals to other places of Nepal.