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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.

Bahamas - Summary of Requirements

An import permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box N-3028, Nassau, Bahamas. Apply at least 4 weeks in advance.

The following protocols for exporting animals to the Bahamas are available through the International Regulations Retrieval System (IRRS).


  • Cattle - (Under revision)
  • Sheep - September 2005 (pdf 15kb)
  • Goats - September 2005 (pdf 14kb)

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, 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: October 4, 2012