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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.

Hong Kong - Summary of Requirements

Hong Kong Importation Information: Please go to the following web-site.




  • Laboratory test reports/results are required for equine entry.
  • For additional information Please go to the following web site


live swine for breeding purposes - Please go to the following web site.

For additional information, please inquire at: icsenquiry@afcd.gov.hk

Dogs and Cats

Go to this web site
See "Import Requirements - Group II Countries/Places"
If Form No. VC-DC2 Part B (b) is marked as "False" , please contact at: icsenquiry@afcd.gov.hk
for additional requirements and guidance.


As of April 24, 2014 Hong Kong prohibits entry of live poultry and birds from Stanislaus County, CA

  • Pet Birds - Sample Health Certificate - May 2011 (pdf 57kb)


For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IRRS, 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: April 29, 2014