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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

Live Animals

Animal Products to South Africa

South Africa has notified APHIS that they will not accept VS Form 16-4. Certificates for animal products exported to South Africa should be issued on letterhead.

South Africa develops very specific import requirements for each shipment of a product coming from a particular manufacturer. The AVIC endorsing a health certificate for a shipment going to South Africa should ask for a copy of the import permit to ensure that all the requirements have been met. Each import permit is good only for one shipment. The following certificates should be valid for the products listed below, regardless of manufacturer. However, it is still a good idea to check the import permit.

Ban - Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) - NEW - April 2014 (pdf 12kb)

Bile Salts for Pharmaceutical Use - September 2005 (pdf 10kb)

Bovine Blood and Blood Products - Pharmaceutical Use - December 2005 (pdf 73kb)

Caseine, Caseinate or Milk-Protein for Human Consumption Derived from Milk Products Imported from FMD Infected Countries - September 2007 (pdf 45kb)

Feathers & Down (raw & processed) - May 2011

Hides & Skins - March 2013

Protein Shakes or protein supplements for human consumption (containing BOTH dairy & egg ingredients) - January 2013

Wool & Mohair - June 2012

Information on bovine blood and blood products - December 2005 (pdf 53kb)

Milk and Milk-Based Products for Animal Consumption - July 2006 (pdf 24kb)

Milk and Milk-Based Products for Human Consumption - July 2006 (pdf 24kb)

Pet Food -Containing New Zealand or Australian Ruminant Origin Ingredients - March 2009 (pdf 19kb)

Pet Food - Non-ruminant origin - January 2006 (pdf 68kb)

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