What are the costs for importing dog semen to Sweden?

 

Fresh, chilled semen can usually survive for up to 7 days or more if of good quality to begin with, diluted with a quality semen extender, and kept constantly cool.

 

Importing fresh, chilled semen from a country within the EU usually costs between 3,000 -7,000:-.

 

This includes

 

1. Collection and quality assessment of the semen, preservation, cooling, and the cool box for the shipment, (2,000-3,500:-),

 

2. The freight cost, (usually 1,000-3,500:-).

 

Importing fresh, chilled semen from a country outside of the EU usually costs between 7,000-13,000SEK.

 

The additional costs are for the import permit from Jordbruksverket, (500:-), for blood tests for brucella canis and leptospira from the semen donor (around 2000:-), and for the customs clearance on arrival to Sweden (2,000-3,000:-). Sales tax/VAT is additional.

 

Frozen semen has a practically unlimited survival time (1000 years or more).

 

Importing frozen semen from a country within the EU usually costs between 9,000 - 15,000.-.

 

This includes:

 

1. Collection and quality assessment of the semen, and the freezing (4,000-5,000:-),

 

2. Rental of a dry-shipper for 14 days (2,250:-), or buying a single-use dry-shipper (2,250:-),

 

3. Freight costs (4,000-9,000:- for the rental dry-shipper back and forth) or ( 1,500-4,000:-for the single-use dry-shipper),

 

 

Importing frozen semen from a country outside of the EU usually costs between 14,000-21,000:-.

 

The additional costs are for the import permit from Jordbruksverket, (500:-), for blood tests for brucella canis and leptospira from the semen donor (around 2,000:-), and for the customs control on arrival to Sweden (2,000-3,000:-).

 

The freight costs, which constitute a large part of the costs involved in the import or export of frozen semen can sometimes be shared with other breeders in a joint shipment.

 

 

Also, have a look at the Swedish Board of Agriculture home page

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the costs for exporting dog semen from Sweden?

 

Exporting fresh, chilled semen from Sweden usually costs between 5,000-9,000:-.

 

This includes:

 

1. Collection and quality assessment of the semen, preservation, cooling, and the cool box for the shipment, (3,500:-)

 

2. Help with the freight administration (650:- within the EU and 850:- outside of the EU)

 

3. The freight cost (usually between 1,000-3,000:-)


Exporting frozen semen from Sweden usually costs between 10,000-20.000:-.

 

This includes:

 

1. Collection and quality assessment of the semen, and the freezing (4,600:-), (one collection is usually enough for AI of 1-4 bitches); or 7200:- for 2 collections on the same day and frozen in one batch; 4100:- for a repeat collection on another day.

 

 2.Rental of the dry-shipper for 14 days (2,250:-), or buying a single-use dryshipper (2,250:-), both including the liquid nitrogen

 

3. Freight costs (4,000-9,000:- for the rental dry-shipper back and forth, or 1,500-4,000SEK for the single-use dry-shipper.

 

4.Help with the freight administration (650:- within the EU and 850:- outside of the EU)

 

If the semen is to be exported to for instance Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Japan or South Africa, which have strict import regulations, there are additional costs for e.g. extra veterinary health certificates, an Official Government veterinarian, blood tests from the donor dog for brucella canis, leptospira, and Leishmania (up to 6,000-7,000:-).