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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.


China - Summary of Requirements

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Cattle

Informative Note

Only People’s Republic of China health certificate is approve the health certificates for the export of bovine semen and embryos from USA to PRC. When filing the health certificate form please use the Tab key to move from field to field. Do NOT use the Enter key.

Please before bovine semen and embryos are eligible for export, the collection facilities must be inspected by Chinese officials.

Current list of China approved bovine embryo and semen collection and production facilities - (pdf 219kb)

Poultry

As of May 21, 2014, China has banned the importation of all poultry from the state of California.

As of January 28/February 17, 2013, China has banned the importation of all poultry from the state of New York.

As of July 22, 2013, China has banned the importation of all poultry from the states of Arkansas and Wisconsin.

  • Day-old chicks and hatching eggs (Chicken only) - sample Health Certificate - August 2012 (pdf 192kb)
  • Non-chicken poultry protocol- June 2013 (pdf 232)
  • Turkeys- sample Health Certificates - June 2013 (pdf 177)
  • Geese - sample Health Certificates - June 2013 (pdf 198)
  • Ducks -samples Health Certificates- June 2013 (pdf 124)

Note: This format is required by AQSIQ

Swine

Note: As of March 09, 2011 China requires temporary attestation for novel A/H1N1 flu.

  • Swine - (pdf 184kb)
  • Swine - Temporary attestation for novel A/H1N1 flu - August 2012 (pdf 25kb)
  • Swine (Semen) - May 2000 (pdf 10kb)

Horses

  • Horses - November 1994 (pdf 6kb)

Pets

Other Animals

  • Foxes - November 1988 (pdf 6kb)
  • Rabbits - March 2009 (pdf 14kb)
  • Lab mice - Animals for export are to be accompanied by a valid health certificate containing the following information:
    • The mice are SPF mice, born and raised in an isolated facility
    • The animals have not shown any clinical signs of monkey pox, at least 6 months prior to export.
    • The premise of mice production and within a radius of 50km has not had any monkey pox occurrences, at least 6 months prior to export.
    • The animals have not had any contact with people or animals with monkey pox infection.
  • Mink/Ferret - Sample Health Certificate - September 2012 (pdf 148kb)

Note: This format is required by AQSIQ

 

Aquaculture

 

Please use the VS 17-141 for aqaculture shipments to China, note that the phrase "The animals in this shipment are intended for aquaculture or ornamental purpose only" is required to be added to the bottom of the second page.

 

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock 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.

 

 

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Last Modified: May 22, 2014