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 which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
Brazil - Summary of Requirements for Animals
Brazil requests that imports of animals, semen, and embryos must be accompanied by a health certificate in Portuguese, as of August 1, 2003.
Swine (semen) - Bilingual Health Certificate - October 2005 (pdf 34kb)
3/26/2018: Brazil has banned the import of all live birds from the
United States, effective immediately, due to the detections of LPAI in Missouri
and Texas. Hatching eggs may still be exported to Brazil from the United
States, if accompanied by the health certificate for export of hatching eggs
during outbreaks of avian influenza.
Exporters should verify if production facilities are included on the list of farms previously approved to export to Brazil. MAPA keeps a list of approved facilities. To add farms on the list please provide the following information to MAPA-DSA-CTQA through APHIS-VS.
I – name and complete address of the qualified farm in the country of origin
II – yearly production capacity of the qualified farm in the country of origin, and
III – description of health control programs conducted at the breeding farm qualified for export, certified by the veterinary service of the country of origin.
The point of entry in the country will be restrained to the International Airport of Viracopos in the city of Campinas or Guarulhos due to the procedures that must be carried out while unshipping the material. The point of entry must be the one authorized on the import permit.
Ornamental Fish - Ornamental Fish- Required Addendum Statements for 17-140 form- December 2017 (pdf 23kb)
Shipments of ornamental fish to Brazil require a
VS form 17-140, with the above addendum attached. This addendum contains the
necessary health statements for import into Brazil.
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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.