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International Animal Product 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.

Animal Products to India

India currently prohibits the importation from any country (including the United States) all products of avian or porcine origin (except processed pig bristles). This prohibition is a response by the Indian government to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the world.

In order for many animal origin products to be imported into India, the Indian importer must obtain an import permit from the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The DADF issued import permit will generally state import requirements.

Animal feed additives containing no animal origin ingredients - March 2006 (pdf 10kb)

Dairy Products for Human Consumption - March 2004 (pdf 4kb)

Fish food/shrimp feed - December 2006 (pdf 10kb)

Hides & Skins - Treated - June 2009 (pdf 10kb)

Rendered meals - July 2005 (pdf 21kb)


Last Modified: June 19, 2009