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International Animal Export Regulations

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Notice

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.


Canada - Summary of Requirements

Canada's Automated Import Reference System is located at internet address: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/imp/airse.shtml

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Cattle

Effective April 1st, 2014, Canada is removing import requirements that relate to anaplasmosis.  The changes come into effect April 1, 2014.  It is very important that the new revised health certificates not be presented at the border for import into Canada prior to April 1, 2014 or the shipment will be refused, as the anaplasmosis requirements are still required up until that time.

When a negative test for anaplasmosis is required for the import of US ruminants into Canada, the cELISA test, using the VMRD, Inc. Anaplasma Antibody Kit, carried out in a US federal laboratory or a USDA-approved laboratory is accepted as an approved test. Confirmatory testing in Canada is done using the cELISA only. Additional information on anaplasmosis testing.

Note: CFIA does not recognize the gamma interferon test as valid replacement of the comparative cervical test. Until further notice, if an animal responds to a CFT in a group of cattle for export to Canada, then that responder may only be tested with a CCT, and must be cleared by CCT, before the other animals are eligible for export to Canada.

Sheep and Goats

Cervidae

Other Ruminants

Effective April 1st, 2014, Canada is removing import requirements that relate to anaplasmosis.  The changes come into effect April 1, 2014.  It is very important that the new revised health certificates not be presented at the border for import into Canada prior to April 1, 2014 or the shipment will be refused, as the anaplasmosis requirements are still required up until that time.

When a negative test for anaplasmosis is required for the import of US ruminants into Canada, the cELISA test, using the VMRD, Inc. Anaplasma Antibody Kit, carried out in a US federal laboratory or a USDA-approved laborataory is accepted as an approved test. Confirmatory testing in Canada is done using the cELISA only.

Aquatic Animals

Other Information Continued

Other Information Continued

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Last Modified: April 16, 2014