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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


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

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.

Finland - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals

Finland is a Member State of the European Union. Finland accepts English-only health certificate. Health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the European Union page.

Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine embryos, Annex II - Health certificate for in vivo-derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - August 2013 (pdf 62kb)
  • Bovine embryos Annex III - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, eligible for intra-Community trade. - August 2013 (pdf 53kb)
  • Bovine embryos Annex IV - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center, excluded from intra-Community trade. - August 2013(pdf 50kb)

Bovine Semen

  • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - April 2015 (pdf 49kb)
  • Bovine Semen Model 2 - Bilingual health certificate for bovine semen collected, processed and stored before 31 December 2004 and dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected - November 2011 (pdf 71kb)


For more information about exporting pets click here


Additional transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) requirements for swine exported to Finland.

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