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Colombia

Notice

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


Colombia - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Colombia requires that all animal shipments, except pet dogs and cats, be accompanied by an import permit issued in advance by Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA).

Please note: Colombia requires prior approval of installations or farms before the importation of animals into Colombia, except pet dogs and cats. Below are the forms to be completed and submitted prior to the exportation.

The questionnaires must be signed by a veterinarian accredited by USDA. Interested party must obtain a certification from USDA that such veterinarian is accredited, and submit it to ICA

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Cattle

Effective December 24, 2003, bovines from the United States are banned due to a risk of BSE


Birds


Sheep

Effective December 24, 2003, sheep from the United States are banned due to a risk of BSE

Goats

Effective December 24, 2003, caprines from the United States are banned due to a risk of BSE

  • Caprines - goat semen - protocol - June 2014 (pdf 29kb)


Horses

Effective immediately, due to the presence of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the State of Arizona, Colombia is suspending the importation of horses from that State. APHIS will not endorse health certificates for horse exported from Arizona.


Swine


Poultry

Pets
Notice
: Colombia has lifted the ban on importing cats. (June 2004)


Other Animals


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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