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International Animal Product 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.


Chapter 4(A) Health Certificate for Equidae Blood Products Intended for Technical Purposes

Advisory regarding commercial documents e.g. company certificates of origin or analysis:  The EU has indicated that consignments of blood products will be rejected if accompanied by commercial documents containing more specific information than the below certificates.  APHIS strongly recommends that exporters not include commercial documents (or other paper work) with the consignments that make any claims regarding the origin of the blood products or about other information addressed in these certificates.  The pre-lined out versions below contain the most specific assurances APHIS can provide for these consignments.

In section I.28 of the certificate, for "Species (Scientific name)": enter one or more of the following terms as appropriate: Equus cabalus, Equus asinus, Equuis cabalus*asinus.

Blood products (not including whole blood)

Untreated

Heat-treated (65C for 3 hours)

Heat-treated (80C)

pH-treated

Irradiated

Blood (not including products such as serum, plasma, and other derivatives)

Untreated

Heat-treated (65C for 3 hours)

Heat-treated (80C)

pH-treated

Irradiated

Other

The below versions should be utilized when combinations of blood products treated in different ways are shipped together (e.g. some products are processed using heat treatment, and others with irradiation).

To utilize these versions, the inappropriate text must be lined out prior to endorsement. The text must be lined-out consistent with the pertinent versions above.

 

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Last Modified: February 13, 2014