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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 VS Field Office covering the area from which the products will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products to Spain

Spain is a member state of the European Union. The European Union has harmonized import requirements for certain animal origin products. For harmonized protocols, please refer to the general information file for the European Union.

Language Requirement for Certificates

Spain generally requires certificates for consignments from the United States to be in both English and Spanish. [Some border inspection posts (BIPs) may be willing to accept English certificates without official translations- exporters should have their importers confirm with the BIP prior to shipment if English certificates are acceptable.] In cases where the BIP requires the certificate to be in Spanish, the importer can obtain an "official" translation of English certificates from any licensed translation service in Spain. A list of licensed translators is available at: http://www.xunta.es/linguagalega/arquivos/tradutores_2012.pdf. After APHIS endorses the English version, the U.S. exporter can send the certificate via a courier service to the importer who can then have the translation service attach the Spanish translation prior to presentation to the Spanish BIP when the consignment arrives. If the importer has questions about whether a particular translation service in Spain is licensed, they should check with the pertinent BIP. Alternatively, the exporter can work with their importer to create a truly bilingual version of the certificate prior to presentation to APHIS for endorsement.

Cell Lines July 2012 (pdf 11kb)

Fish baits

Game trophies of wild game other than ungulates or birds


Peritoneal fluid and derivatives July 2012 (pdf 11kb)

Primate (non-human) materials July 2012 (pdf 11kb)

Rodent-origin materials for purposes other than consumption July 2012 (pdf 5kb)

Used Cooking Oil (also known as yellow grease) for the production of biodiesel importer declaration - This importer declaration is to be signed by the importer in Spain. APHIS does not countersign or otherwise endorse this importer declaration or other documentation related to these exports. July 2012 (pdf 97kb)


Last Modified: June 26, 2014