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).
Turkey - Summary of Requirements for Animals
Although not part of the European Union, Turkey has adopted EU legislation for live animal and germplasm exports. Bilingual health certificates will be posted as they become available.
Bovine semen Annex II, Part 1 - January 2006 - Semen collected after 31 December 2004, in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, as amended by Directive 2003/43/EC (Bilingual English-Turkish) (pdf 177kb)
Bovine semen Annex II, Part 2 - January 2006 - Semen collected, processed, and stored before 31 December 2004, in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (Bilingual English-Turkish) (pdf 117kb)
Horses - Health Certificate _November 2007 (pdf 179kb)
NOTE: Turkey has introduced a ban on poultry (including hatching eggs and day old chicks) coming from the State of California as of April 29, 2014.
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.