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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.

Turks and Caicos Islands - Summary of Requirements


“Turks and Caicos Islands: Exporters should be reminded that import permits are needed.”

Dogs and Cats


  • Horses - Health Certificate - May 2013 (pdf 453kb)

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.

Live Fish

  • Live Fish - Protocol - April 2012 (pdf 85kb)
  • Live Fish - Health Certificate - April 2012 (pdf 132kb)


Poultry and other Avians species

  • Birds- Health Certificate- May 2013(pdf 96)


Last Modified: April 10, 2014