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).
Guatemala - Summary of Requirements for Animals
Please note: Guatemala's Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) requires a valid import permit prior to the embarkation and importation of animals. The import permit must give the specific requirements if the protocol/model health certificate is not available. Game cocks must be clearly identified as such on the health certificate. If not, they will be destroyed. The exporting party must provide this information.
“Guatemala has accepted the “control zone” established by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services for the eradication of outbreaks of avian influenza, as described in the Response Plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). The zone is accepted having a minimum radius of 10 kilometers from the infected premises. Only the infected zone in the county will be banned from exporting poultry to Guatemala.
Therefore, effective immediately it is forbidden to export poultry from eradication zones in the counties where HPAI has been detected.”
Export alert: Currently Guatemala is conducting inspection upon arrival for all consignments originating from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina for detection of Megacopta cribraria(common name, Kudzu bug). Exporters, please inspect containers for this insect prior to shipping to avoid delay or rejections.
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.