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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Italy


IRegs for LIVE Animals

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.


This country allows USDA Accredited Veterinarians to use USDA’s online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) to complete health certificates.

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital Endorsement NOT Acccepted
The health certificate bears the original ink signature and embossed seal
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the USDA Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found below. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE:The printed paper endorsed health certificate must accompany each shipment. You can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

Italy is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the European Union web page. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.

Cattle

  • Bovine - Embryos
    • Bovine - Embryos - Annex II - Bilingual health certificate for in vivo-derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - November 2013 
    • Bovine - Embryos - Annex III - Bilingual health certificate for in vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (eligible for intra-Community trade) - August 2013
    • Bovine - Embryos - Annex IV - Bilingual health certificate for in vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center (excluded from intra-Community trade) - August 2013 
  • Bovine - Semen
    • Bovine - Semen - Model 1 - Bilingual health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - June 2015 
    • Bovine - Semen - Model 3 - Bilingual health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center  

Aquaculture / Aquatic Animals

Note: The import of Mauremide caspica, Chelydra serpentina and Macroclemmis temminchi species is prohibited.

Other Animals

  • Commercial Rabbits/Hares

Note: Exporters must obtain an import permit from the Italian Ministry of Health.  Requests can be made to: l.presutti@sanita.it. 

Pets

Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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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