Dominican Republic

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.

Animal Products

Live Animals

Dominican Republic - Summary of Requirements for Animals




  • Sheep - Protocol and Health requirements - November 2007 (pdf 40kb)
  • Ovine Semen - May 2007 (pdf 23kb)


  • Caprine Semen - protocol - May 2007 (pdf 27kb)
  • Goats - Protocol and Health requirements - June 2012 (pdf 38kb)


APHIS will use the horse protocol on the web dated January 2009 to certify horses participating in a Polo contest in the DR. DIGEGA will issue the import permits  using the Horse protocol of 2009 as the model.

  • Horses - protocol-  January 2009 (pdf 111kb)
  • Horse Semen Protocol - March 2008 (pdf 102kb)



Effective August 28 2017, the Dominican Republic is suspending the importation of live poultry and fertile eggs from the State of Tennessee


 For more information about exporting pets click here

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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