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

Cuba - Summary of Requirements for Animals


Effective January 18th, 2016, Cuba will no longer accept exports of any live poultry or hatching eggs from the State of Indiana due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).



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.

Shep and Goats

Anyone wanting to send  sheep and goats to Cuba must contact their Service Center prior to planning the export


Note: Information about the exportation of agricultural commodities may be found on the following website: http://www.fas.usda.gov/data/cuba-food-and-agricultural-import-relations-and-standards


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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