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.
* A health certificate for bovine semen or in vivo-derived bovine embryos can also be generated through the Veterinary Export Health Certification System (https://pcit.aphis.usda.gov/pcit/).Once you log on to VECHS and enter the destination country and commodity, VECHS will walk you through each step to generate the certificate.
Note: A printed paper copy of the completed health certificate must accompany each shipment.
A Quick Reference Guide for the USDA Accreditated Veterinarian can be found at:
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.