National Center For Import And Export
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Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Amphibians, Fish, Reptiles, Shellfish, and Aquatic Species
REVISED AUGUST, 2011
GUIDELINES FOR IMPORTATION #1104
Including: blood, tissues, serum, feces, extracts, fluids, venom, urine, chondroitin, and glucosamine from these species. Not including: bloodworms, antivenom, oils, emulsions, hydrosylates, and meals (e.g. fish oil or fish meal).
Excluding: Live fish species susceptible to: Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC) from all countries and Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) from Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
For the list of regulated SVC species and import requirements (including permit application) please visit the following web site: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/marine_import_fish.shtml
For the list of regulated VHS species and import requirements please visit the following web site: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/aquaculture/downloads/vhs_fed_order_amended.pdf
This information must be supplied as statements on producer/shipper letterhead in a clear and concise manner, and be available for review by the Inspectors at the Port of Arrival. We recommend that a separate memo or letter be included with the shipping documents, such as U.S. Customs declaration and invoice.
Permit applications may be obtained several ways:
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