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Chile

Notice

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals


Chile - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Chile requires that health certificates and annexes musts be signed and stamped by a Veterinary Services veterinarian. The certificates must be written in Spanish and English. The health certificates cannot be amended, initialed, crossed-out or erased, and they must be legible.

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE.

Cattle

Live cattle are not eligible for export to Chile.

To export embryos of any species to Chile, the embryo collection facility has to be approved by the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile prior to shipment.

Effective December 24, 2003, cattle from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of BSE


Horses

Informative notes:

Chile has approved a new health certificate (HC) for import of horses from the United States. Effective March 5, 2012, all shipments of horses exported from the United States to Chile must be accompanied by the new health certificate that is posted on IREGS. Chile will reject any shipment of horses with health certificate format other than posted on IREGS.


Laboratory Animals

Informative notes:
 

Chile has approved a new health certificate (HC) for laboratory rodents imported from the United States. Effective March 8, 2012, all shipments of laboratory rodents exported from the United States to Chile must be accompanied by the new health certificate that is posted on IREGS. Chile will reject any shipment of laboratory rodents with health certificate format other than posted on IREGS.


Swine

Effective immediately, Chile has  temporarily suspended imports of live pigs from the United States due to the presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus. This resolution will be valid for six months and will be reassessed upon the basis of new scientific evidence that may arise. Please call Riverdale if you have any questions.

Poultry and Other Avian Species

 

Aquaculture

 

NOTE: As of July 14, 2010 all aquaculture facilities exporting salmonid eggs to Chile, must be (re)-evaluated by SERNAPESCA. To initiate this process please contact the Aquaculture Specialist, at  NEIS at (301)851-3300, Option 2


Pets

  • Dogs and Cats - February 2007- (pdf 239kb)
  • Canine semen - Protocol and Model Health Certificate - December 1997 - (pdf 6kb)
  • Rabbits- Health Certificate -February 2014(pdf 213kb)


Note: Chile has suspended the importation of pet birds as of February 22,2006.


Zoological Animals

  • Zebras - Health Certificate - September 2012 (pdf 125kb)
  • Antelopes - Health Certificate - October 2012 (pdf 94kb)


*For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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.

 

Consular Offices for Chile

California

Los Angeles
6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1240,
Los Angeles, CA 90048 
Telephone: (323) 933-3697
E-mail: cgchilela@yahoo.com

San Francisco
870 Market Street , Suite 1058
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 982-7662 / (415) 982-7665 
E-mail: cwashington@minrel.gov.cl 

District of Columbia
1734 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20036
Telephones: (202) 530-4104 / (202) 530-4107 
E-mail: cwashington@minrel.gov.cl 

Florida 

Miami
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131 
Telephones: (305) 373-8623 / (305)373-8624
E-mail: cgchile.miami@minrel.gov.cl 

Illinois

Chicago 
1415 N.Dayton St. 2nd floor. Chicago Illinois. 60642.
Telephone: (312) 654-8780 / (312) 654-8946
E-mail address: info@cgchicago.com; secreconsul@cgchicago.com

New York

New York City
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 601
New York, NY, 10017
Telephones: (212) 980-3504 / 980-3366/ 980- 355-5288
E-mail address: consulgeneral@chileny.com; recepcion@chileny.com

Texas

Houston
1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1130,
Houston, TX 77056
Telephones: (713) 621-5853 / (713) 963-9066
E-mail address: conchihous@aol.com


For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, 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.

 



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