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International Animal Export Regulations



If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.

Argentina - Summary of Requirements



Note: Cattle and water buffalo from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of BSE (January 2004)

  • Bovine semen - Fillable Health certificate - June 2013 (pdf 514kb)
  • Bovine semen - Non Fillable Health Certificate - June 2013 (pdf 442kb)
  • Bovine embyros - Health Certificate and protocol- June 2013 (pdf143kb)


  • Equine - Health certificate - September 2012 (pdf 410kb)
  • Equine - Health certificate - Temporary exportation for a competition - September 2012 (pdf 406kb)
  • Equine - Health certificate - For horses returning to Argentina after competition in USA
  • Equine Semen - Health certificate - August 2010 (pdf 361kb)


Swine and swine semen from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of porcine reproduction and respiratory syndrome.

Poultry and other avian species

  • Poultry (Day-old chicks and hatching eggs) (Bilingual) - November 2005 (pdf 130kb)

Other Animals

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.


Last Modified: February 12, 2014