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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.


Costa Rica - Summary of Requirements

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Cattle

Please Note: Costa Rica does not require any statements about BSE on the bovine semen and embryo protocols

Horses

  • Horses - September 2012 (pdf 295kb)
  • Semen - February 2013 (pdf 116kb)

Swine

  • Swine - Protocol - February 2008 (pdf 23kb)
  • Swine semen - Protocol - May 2008 (pdf 18kb)

Pets

Sheep

Poultry

Other Animals

Zoo Animals

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.

Importers in Costa Rica must apply for an import permit. Importers may obtain an import permit at the following address:

Ministerio Agricultura y Ganaderia
Chief, Animal Quarantine
Apartado 10094
Barrial Heredia
San Jose - 1000
Costa Rica
Telephone: 011-506-238-2371
Facsimile: 011-506-237-7697

 

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Last Modified: June 11, 2014