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.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION
USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature
Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.
Cuba - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Note: Regarding the identification of the animals, the following statement provided by the accredited veterinarian will fulfill the Cuban requirements: "I have been affiliated with (insert name of ranch) Ranch as the herd veterinarian for the past (# of years) years. The (name of ranch) Ranch has been in existence since (year that ranch opened up). To the best of my knowledge, the cattle have been maintained as a closed herd for the past (# of years that cattle have been maintained as a closed herd) years, and the dams of the animals to be shipped were born on the farm.
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.