Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal will be exported, the area in which your office is located.
|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.
The export of U.S. agricultural commodities to Iran, with some exceptions, are generally authorized by a General License issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The General License for agricultural commodities can be found in 31 C.F.R. Part 560.530 and frequently asked questions can be found on the OFAC FAQs Iran Sanctions page, including specific guidance on live cattle, cattle embryo, shrimp, and shrimp eggs (see FAQs 361 and 366). Exporters who wish to export agricultural commodities that are not covered by the General License may apply to OFAC for a specific license. However, exporters should be aware that there are no bilaterally agreed upon trade protocols for the export of animal commodities. Therefore, there may be limited recourse should a consignment be detained and/or denied entry.
Additional guidance on U.S. agricultural exports to Iran can be found here on the OFAC website.
For questions regarding U.S. sanctions, please contact the OFAC Licensing Division at +1-202-622-2480.