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).
Please Note: All restrictions from all States within the United States, with respect to poultry and poultry products, have been lifted. Poultry products must come from countries that are not under quarantine restrictions for highly pathogenic avian influenza and exotic Newcastle disease.
Wildlife, pet birds (including psittacine), ferrets and hamsters:
Importation requires permission from Wildlife Division, telephone +1-868-662-5114. They will issue an approval which must be brought to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine office in order for an import permit to be issued.
General information for importing animals into Trinidad and Tobago:
All animals imported into Trinidad and Tobago require an import permit per shipment. All other animals not covered above will also require import permits. The application can done via telephone, email or written. The cost for each permit is $10.00 TT dollars.
All permits are valid for three months except for dogs and cats entering quarantine; these are valid for one month only.
General information for exporting animals from Trinidad and Tobago:
For all wildlife, permission is required from the Wildlife Division, on +1-868-662-5114.
For all animals, a health certification by either a government or private veterinarian is required. If the certificate is issued by a private veterinarian, it must be endorsed by an official from Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine. Such endorsement costs $5.00TT.
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.