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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


Effective August 31, 2009, Brazil has removed the requirement of consular endorsement for the entry of US animals and germplasm into Brazil.


Brazil - Summary of Requirements

Brazil requests that imports of animals, semen, and embryos must be accompanied by a health certificate in Portuguese, as of August 1, 2003.



Ruminants from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of BSE. Semen and embryos are exempted.


The Shipment of the Animals page (VIII) for the horse health certificates listed below, are signed by the Port Veterinarian at the time of embarkation.


  • Swine (breeding) - (Bilingual Health Certificate) - November 2010 (pdf 68kb)
  • Swine (semen) - (Bilingual Health Certificate) - October 2005 (pdf 34kb)


  • Day-Old Chicks - Health Certificate - August 2010 (pdf 26kb)
  • Hatching Eggs - Health Certificate - August 2010 (pdf 27kb)
  • SPF Eggs - Health Certificate - June 2009 (pdf 26kb)

Informative notes:

  • Exporters should verify if production facilities are included on the list of farms previously approved to export to Brazil. MAPA keeps a list of approved facilities. To add farms on the list please provide the following information to MAPA-DSA-CTQA through APHIS-VS.

    I - name and complete address of the qualified farm in the country of origin

    II - yearly production capacity of the qualified farm in the country of origin, and

    III - description of health control programs conducted at the breeding farm qualified for export, certified by the veterinary service of the country of origin.
  • The point of entry in the country will be restrained to the International Airport of Viracopos in the city of Campinas or Guarulhos due to the procedures that must be carried out while unshipping the material. The point of entry must be the one authorized on the import permit.


Other Avians


  • Dogs and Cats - Model Health Certificate - June 2011 (pdf 23kb)
  • Pet Birds - Health Certificate - June 2012 (pdf 27kb)

    Informative notes:

An import permit from Brazil is required for pet birds and any other pets other than dogs and cats

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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