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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

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.




  • Horses - Health Certificate _November 2007 (pdf 179kb)



Turkey has prohibited US export of poultry from the State of New Jersey effective September 2, 2014.

Turkey has lifted the prohibition against poultry originating from California effective August 18, 2014.



Effective January 1, 2015 the following veterinary health certificates will be in effect.


Sheep and Goats


  • Bumble Bees - Bred Under Environmentally Controlled Conditions (Bilingual English-Turkish) (pdf 156kb)

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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