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 animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Argentina - Summary of Requirements for Animals



Note: Cattle and water buffalo from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of BSE (January 2004)

  • Bovine Semen - Fillable Health certificate - February 2012 (pdf 514kb)
  • Bovine Semen - Non Fillable Health Certificate - February 2012 (pdf 442kb)
  • Bovine Embryos - Protocol and health certificate - June 2013 (pdf 57kb)



Swine and swine semen from the United States are currently banned due to a risk of porcine reproduction and respiratory syndrome.

Poultry and other avian species

  • Poultry - Day-old chicks and hatching eggs - Bilingual - November 2005 (pdf 130kb)

Other Animals

Argentina has suspended the import of monkeys and prairie dogs coming from the United States due to the occurrence of Monkeypox.

  • Mustelids - Protocol - September 2011 (pdf 17kb)


For more information about exporting your pets click here

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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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